Facilitators play a vital role in advancing their teams’ purpose as they allow every member to contribute to the decision-making process. Effective facilitators maintain a safe environment where everyone can offer their perspectives. Then they assess the level of agreement across the group and provide tools to help the team finally make decisions.
Using check-in questions, for instance, is a great way of opening a meeting. Through this intentional practice, facilitators can invite every participant to share their thoughts and express their particular concerns or expectations. This allows everyone to connect with their colleagues from the get-go and removes distractions that could prevent them from focusing on the main subject. If you need to run a meeting, we offer you some facilitator tips and check-in questions you can use or adapt to your style!
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