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How a Strategic Planning Facilitator Clarifies the Organization’s Purpose

Businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, need to have a plan in place. Without a well-articulated vision, the organization will be as ineffective as a sports team without a game plan. However, a poorly formulated plan will cause an organization to not allocate its resources...

Group Facilitation: Instances that Lead to Unproductive Meetings

Companies hold group meetings to get projects accomplished, not to foster arguments, entertain tangents, or let some people participate while others zone out. Unfortunately, unless meetings are controlled, these problems tend to occur. Facilitation experts cite various causes for unproductive meetings, but the problems below are usually the biggest...

How Strategic Planning Training Benefits Company Leaders

Quantitative indicators such as market share, quarterly growth, and total assets define corporate success. Qualitative indicators also define corporate success, perhaps none more than strategic planning. When company leaders develop effective business plans—a task that requires training—their ability to lead in ways that generate bottom line results increases. In...

Find a Meeting Facilitator if Your Colleagues Exhibit These Traits

Company meetings should be events where colleagues collectively think and act professional. Unfortunately, some colleagues only seem capable of thinking selfishly and acting rudely at a meeting. If you work with people who disrupt company meetings with the antics mentioned below, you might need the help of a facilitator....

Meeting Facilitation: Five Reasons why Meetings are Unproductive

Almost every professional has been to a company meeting that, for one reason or another, accomplished nothing. Along with the unnerving aspect, unproductive meetings are also uneconomical. By wasting the time of its employees, an unproductive meeting wastes a company’s money, and the useless expenditure could produce a negative...

Strategic Planning Facilitators: How to Choose the Right Facilitator

If you need the assistance of a strategic planning facilitator, you probably need it sooner rather than later. Before you hire a facilitator, be sure to consider how the qualities and credentials of the hired professional would affect the service you receive. Like the companies they assist, facilitators have...

Facilitation Strategies: Seven Strategies that every Facilitator can use

To succeed at facilitation, a facilitator needs certain skills, such as timekeeping, the ability to judge group dynamics, and the ability to stack a conversation. The strategies that facilitators use can be as crucial as their skills. The facilitation strategies below are ones every facilitator can use, and most...

Strategic Meeting Facilitation: Why should you use a Facilitator?

According to a past cover story in Fortune magazine, ninety percent of business owners never implement a strategic plan for their business – an amazing statistic that can be explained by another one: almost ninety percent of business owners spend less than an hour per month meeting about business...

Strategic Planning: Are You Using the Correct Development Approach?

Businesses today must take a strategic approach to make certain objectives align with the desired path of an organization. Planning is an essential process for project oriented or companywide goals. Your strategic planning sessions must be structured appropriately to provide desired accomplishments. Facilitation services may need to be acquired...

Meeting Facilitation: What Type of Facilitator Do You Need?

Have you ever tried to guide your colleagues toward a consensus? If so, then you probably understand the value of a meeting facilitator. Worldwide, facilitation is a profitable industry, and these facilitators help groups hold productive meetings. More often than not, groups needing a facilitator share a common business...

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