Attributes

  • Acknowledge the uniqueness of all individuals
  • Acknowledge the baggage brought to workshops such as ideas, beliefs, fears, hopes, that prevent group members from being 'fully present'
  • Direct the process, but not the content of the group
  • Be sensitive to power issues which may undermine group effectiveness
  • That feelings are important and need to be acknowledged
  • That a group develops trust and identity through sharing
  • That groups have a life cycle
  • That people sometimes get stuck in the role such as placater, blocker, devil's advocate without realizing it
  • That the group process is about helping the group achieve their tasks
  • That the group can reassign roles such as the facilitator, the recorder, and the time keeper if consensus is achieved
  • That all are clear about the purpose of the meeting
  • That necessary ground rules are seen to clarify and to protect individual and the group
  • That listening and speaking are important
  • That withholding is 'not saying' things that need to be said and detracts from the group's effectiveness
  • That conflict within groups is natural, needs to be attended to, and worked through properly if later repercussions are to be avoided
  • That genuine collective or consensus decision-making is necessary for the group's success and when implementing begins in the larger organization
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