Facilitation has been defined in the Cambridge Business English Dictionary as “the act of helping other people to deal with a process or reach agreement or solution without getting directly involved in the process”. At iolite consulting, we recommend engaging an external facilitator in a variety of situations; typically these would include when a team needs to develop a strategy, when they are coming together for the first time (as a form of team building), when they are commencing a project or simply to improve the communication within the team. A facilitated session with Sarah may include:
- A guided and interactive step by step process resulting in discussion, agreement and a set of actionable plans (i.e. a strategy, a vision or a set of values)
- Activities which promote greater understanding of team members (especially useful when a team is newly formed)
- Activities that highlight differences in communication and learning styles (to develop improved team performance)
- Team dynamics workshops which educate the team about stages of team development, and assist them in understanding what needs to be done to work together toward a common goal
Sarah has found that team building sessions work best when supplemented with 1:1 coaching for individual team members.
If you would like to understand more about facilitation and how iolite consulting can assist you, please contact Sarah.