A Process for Accessing the Wisdom of Your Group
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 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:
Surface and address all questions and complaints that exist for members of the group.
- Clarifying Questions
- Group Discussion Part 1
- Process Check
- Group Discussion Part 2
- Closing and Reactions
9-page Facilitator's Guide with tips, step-by-step instructions, & resources
PDF printable guide includes:
- An Introduction to the Process
- Sample Agenda with Recommended Timing
- Step by Step Meeting Instructions
- Links to Additional Resources