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When The Group Just Won’t Agree…

05 Sep 2017, Posted by facn1st in Articles

In our June article, we looked at Affinity Diagrams, a way to organize and synthesize large volumes of input, strategies or solutions. This is a great method for simplifying your process, but sometimes there are just “too many cooks in the kitchen”, and the team…

Help! We’re Drowning In a Flood of Ideas

26 Jun 2017, Posted by facn1st in Articles

Many times I find myself in meetings where I’m tasked to get a group to generate ideas. The difficulty comes when I’m facilitating a larger group (e.g. greater than 12 – 15 people) and getting a multitude of ideas thrown my way. It can be…

I Can’t Say That – She’s the Boss!

22 Feb 2017, Posted by facn1st in Articles

At one time or another, most of us have experienced a leader sabotage the agenda, dominate the discussion, openly negate staff input – behaviours that effectively shut down staff from contributing. On the other hand, some of you have simply never had the chance to…