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Why does Facilitation add value?
Assessments are a valuable tool used to identify areas of strength and opportunity for individuals, teams, groups and leadership development.  Assessments are also valuable methods to measure or guage "current reality" to provide insights for development, learning and transformation. 
What are the benefits of utilizing professional facilitation?
  1. Improves meeting outcomes. Improving meeting outcomes is one way of increasing the return on investment for meetings. 

  2. Improves meeting efficiency. Improving meeting efficiency means taking less time to reach a given set of outcomes and reduces the size of the investment needed to get to a certain return.

  3. Manages dysfunctional group behavior professionally. Sometimes you don’t have a choice about who needs to be involved in a meeting. Dysfunctional behavior by an individual in a group can drastically increase the meeting time. 

  4. Allows the leader to participate in the group work. Typically, leaders who hire facilitators not only understand the value of collaboration to spark innovation and produce needed change, but they also are great collaborators themselves. Professional facilitators do not engage in group work because they need to stay focused on process leadership in order to achieve the agreed-to meeting outcomes.

  5. Drives the group to accountability. Professionally facilitated meetings are highly interactive. The content is generated by the participants themselves. In addition, professionally facilitated meetings have established outcomes that drive informed action following the meeting. By generating content, participants have “skin in the game,” and willingly sign up for next steps associated with the meeting outcomes.


Liberating Structures

Conventional structures are either too inhibiting (presentations, status reports and managed discussions) or too loose and disorganized (open discussions and brainstorms) to creatively engage people in shaping their own future. They frequently generate feelings of frustration and/or exclusion and fail to provide space for good ideas to emerge and germinate. This means that huge amounts of time and money are spent working the wrong way. More time and money are then spent trying to fix the unintended consequences. 

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“Liberating Structures introduce tiny shifts in the way we meet, plan, decide and relate to one another. They put the innovative power once reserved for experts only in hands of everyone.”  ~ The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures
We use Liberating Strutures to engage your staff in novel, practical and no-nonsense methods to help you accomplish your goal with groups of any size
Lean Workout

For industrial or production line type of operations, Lean Workout brings a proven methodology to unlocking value quickly with a simple one or two day group workshop. Find out why lean methodology is the most powerful process improvement tool today and how when delivered in a workout session can help your business realize quick wins!

  • Fix problems that frustrate employees and customers

  • Streamline business processes and reduce bureaucracy, cost, and waste

  • Shift an organization's focus to improving rather than complaining

  • Move decision-making downward

  • Empower employees to identify, select and implement solutions

  • Capitalize on employee knowledge

  • Replace blame with shared ownership and commitment

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