10 Sins of The Facilitator;
- Chooses which comments made by the team are worthy of being documented.
- Interprets or modifies the words spoken and records the “spin” on the input rather than documenting what is actually said.
- Has a bias towards one tool or technique, or creates the impression of a bias towards an idea or a team member.
- Permits digressions without interventions
- Permits ground rules to be broken with out intervention.
- Speaks emotionally charged words, or allows another member of the team to do so.
- Allows distrust and disrespect to occur between facilitator and the team, or between team members.
- Fails to create a sense of purpose regarding the teams goals or objectives.
- Ignores timekeeping or underestimates the amount of time needed to get the agenda item accomplished.
- Does the work for the team.
We have all been guilty of one or more of these. Facilitation is a skill that takes knowledge, practice and patience. Contact Mike and join the Train-The-Trainer workshop to master your facilitation skills.
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