A Great Way to Enable Cooperation, Buy-In & Accountability!
So, you’ve identified a particular set of objectives for your organization, and you want your team’s help in defining the best way to accomplish them. This could be a great opportunity to hand-pick and develop a facilitator by choosing from within your ranks, but it’s crucial that you start with the right person. Describing what makes a good facilitator can be a bit like defining the right stuff, a feeling like “I’ll know it when I see it,” but advice like that won’t help you make your selection. Listing all the skills and personality traits that good facilitators should possess wouldn’t be completely helpful either, so instead we offer six simple traits below that we know can enable success by giving you the most bang for your buck. In short, you want to find that person that can naturally enable the success of any event they facilitate by leading and guiding a process without appearing to take over or deliberately drive any particular outcome. When you do find a good, home-grown facilitator, they can develop into a substantial force multiplier by bringing structure, buy-in and accountability to any collaborative work in your organization.
Contact Shackleton Group at www.shkgrp.com to learn more about our four-hour workshop on Facilitation Skills for Leaders.