Collaboration is key to achieving results in organizations. The complex problems of today point to the need for collaboration more than ever before. But why is it so hard? In this free report, we explore eight societal norms that impede collaborative work and tips for overcoming them. Fill out the form below and we’ll send […]
Be a Model of Presence One of the attractive aspects of facilitation is that you don’t have to do the work for your group. Though sometimes, what you do have to do is a lot harder. One of those things, which I see as the hallmark of an advanced facilitator, is our ability to be […]
Consensus is reached when everyone can “live with” a solution or agreement. They may not like the solution very much. However, the basic test is not a full “thumbs up” but that the solution doesn’t violate a basic need or interest. The consensus builder role is to find and express common ground. This is done […]
Possibly the single most important skill any of us can have as human beings is the faculty of listening. Listening also ranks high as one of the greatest gifts we give to others and is a skill essential to our success in most any endeavor dealing with people. This makes perfect sense given that listening […]
Collaboration Requires Focus on Group Dynamics AND Results Effective facilitation of people processes yields huge leverage to you as a business leader. Synergy builds within your group when your people feel valued and heard, increasing their value to your organization. Facilitative Leadership will directly impact your revenue and retention rates.
We’ve identified 20 skills sets or archetypes with corresponding competencies that we believe are important to facilitate collaboration in groups. They are mapped into four quadrants which form one of five dimensions of what we call Integral Facilitation. By drawing on competencies at the appropriate time, one may increase the capacity of a group to solve complex, multi-disciplinary, multi-scale […]
Collaboration is key to achieving results in organizations. Yet cultural programming and the pounding mantra to compete from every sector of society often overshadows the possibility of collaboration. Thankfully today there seems to be a growing interest, along with a growing need to collaborate. In this article, we explore several societal norms that impede collaborative […]