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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...

Facilitation Services: Frequently Asked Questions

In facilitation, a facilitator helps companies understand and achieve their objectives. With services ranging from strategic planning to process improvement, facilitation helps companies overcome obstacles in the problem solving process, identifying solutions or opportunities to pursue them. If you are considering hiring a facilitator, but you have questions about...

What Does a Training Facilitator Do?

Companies use facilitators in a variety of contexts, including training meetings. A facilitator who guides training meetings seldom functions as a trainer. Rather, in the role of a traditional facilitator, he or she uses the knowledge of a meeting’s participants to identify the need for training. In doing so,...

Team Facilitation: Five Problems that Make Teams Ineffective

In his famous book on team dynamics, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni identifies five problems that teams frequently encounter, regardless of their size or goals. If your team suffers from one or more of Lencioni’s “dysfunctions” listed below, they can resolve these issues through group facilitation...

Group Facilitation: What Does a Facilitator Do?

Some people think of a facilitator as someone who presents ideas to a group, and not helping a group develop their own ideas. In truth, a true facilitator performs the latter, serving as a thought counselor and a mediator during facilitation meetings. If you are considering hiring a facilitator...

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