This is a method to unstick any workshop (a vision workshop or other workshop) where the group is stuck on a step of the process, and unclear about whether the result of the workshop is necessary.
- A highly politicized and fairly polarized (yet congenial) group
- A recognized lack of collaboration and partnership
- Votes are split along predictable lines
- Common ground that seems to get built keeps shifting.
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: A great deal of trust is needed.
Have group members address the following:
i. What are the benefits of not having a vision statement?
ii. Who benefits from not having a vision statement?
iii. How does the organization benefit with/without a vision statement?
iv. What fears are associated with creating a vision statement?
v. What keeps this group together despite this long-standing difficulty in collaboration?
vi. What do we need to do to continue at this point?
Follow-Up Required: continue with the process
Usual or Expected Outcomes: Able to move an agreement about the process
Source: Jon Jenkins
Derived from: Paula M. Diller on the GRP-FACL Listserve suggested this.
Paula M. Diller <pmariad@SPRYNET.COM> (original email address)