A Process for Accessing the Wisdom of Your Group
How to Seek Group Input
Seeking input from colleagues is different from the typical approach to group problem solving. Problem solving is a back-and-forth conversation. Seeking input from colleagues is a reflective exercise built around observing your colleagues discuss a problem or idea.
At the heart of this meeting agenda template design is the freedom to just listen—to not defend, or explain, or in any way resist the comments or ideas of colleagues. No one is trying to convince you of anything. You don’t have to respond to anything. You just get to observe and reflect as you listen to the thinking of the group.Related Posts:
9-page Facilitator's Guide with tips, step-by-step instructions, & resources
Surface and address all questions and complaints that exist for members of the group.
- Author: Paul Axtell
- Duration: 45+ minutes
- Group Size: 5 to 15
- Solution Categories: Managers
- Meeting Types: Problem Solving Meetings
- Clarifying Questions
- Group Discussion Part 1
- Process Check
- Group Discussion Part 2
- Closing and Reactions
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