Blog Posts

Welcome to our blog! Here you can find articles written by our team of professional facilitators. Our posts feature tips, tricks, tools, dilemmas and discussions that will help you improve your personal facilitation skills and increase your understanding of how to collaborate effectively.

When NOT to Collaborate

Date: September 27, 2016 3:24 pm

Most of us have worked together to tackle a complex problem or address interdependencies that individual contribution alone couldn’t have solved. It...

What Good Is A Strategic Plan Without Ensuring Follow-through?

Date: June 22, 2016 2:35 pm

Creating lofty action plans seems to be the rule of many strategic planning sessions these days. Most participants truly intend to fulfill their oblig...

Facilitation on the Fly Our Checklist of Meeting Prep “Must Do’s”

Date: May 19, 2016 6:18 pm

How does the current demand to “do more with less” negatively affect meeting facilitators? How can we counteract these effects? Two of the b...

We’ve Reached Consensus…Or Did We?

Date: March 23, 2016 7:06 pm

Have you ever worked in a group where the same decision gets re-visited over and over again, or a decision is made but there is little to no follow th...

How to Avoid the Perils of Groupthink

Date: March 3, 2016 7:09 pm

Irving Janis pioneered the initial research on the groupthink theory though originally coined by William H. Whyte, Jr. in 1952, Fortune magazine. He q...

Meeting Meltdown: Why Group Brainstorming Gets Hindered and What You Can Do About It

Date: November 12, 2015 10:45 pm

Have any of you noticed that brainstorming has earned a pretty bad reputation? Studies suggest the anecdotal experiences clients have shared around...

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