Getting a Group Unstuck
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.
Pre-Work Required: none
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: High trust levels
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.
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
Derived from: A contribution by Paula M. Diller of
pmariad@SPRYNET.COM to the GRP-FACL Listserve
History of Development: unknown