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Getting a Group Unstuck

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Goal

Dealing with a group that is stuck because:
1, A highly politicized and fairly polarized (yet congenial) group
2. A recognized lack of collaboration and partnership
3. Votes are split along predictable lines
4. Common ground that seems to get built keeps shifting.

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Materials

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Instructions

Before

Pre-Work Required: none

Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: High trust levels


During

1. Ask permission to share your thoughts about why the group does not seem to be progressing as fast as it could.

2. If the group agrees then give feedback on what is going well and how improvements can be made.

3. Ask for feedback.

After

Follow-Up Required: Finish the step they are stuck on.

Potential pitfalls: This needs to be done with caution. Specific behaviors need to be described.

How success is evaluated: The group goes on to deal with the issue it is trying to deal with

Background

Derived from: A contribution by Paula M. Diller of
pmariad@SPRYNET.COM to the GRP-FACL Listserve

History of Development: unknown

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  • This must be done very carefully and rarely, since it is outside the facilitator ethic of neutrality. However, sometimes the outside perspective can help the group, especially if it is about the process of the group, not their "bad behaviour".

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