The facilitator uses a methodology that overcomes group thinking and lead to a 'more' considered solution by using all the resources more effectively than would be the case otherwise.

A 'substantially neutral' facilitator creates a temporary environment where barriers to communications are undermined so the group's intellectual resources are used with greater effectiveness. Neutral means the group's decisions, or fate, has no consequences for the facilitator. 

Although the facilitator does have a vested interest in the success workshop. This is accomplished by explaining the workshop's purpose in the larger context of the project and organization. As well as the ability to adjust the structure of the workshop based on the group's needs.

The art of facilitation is about creating a safe supportive environment in which individual become an effective decision making unit

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