Re-check the group's purpose when a process is stuck because the group is avoiding the next steps
Types of participants: a project team
Time needed: could take longer
Pre-Work Required: None
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: Trusting
Re-check your understanding of the group's purpose with the powers-that-be: Ask yourself: Are they still committed to the result? Have they expressed reservations to any of the group members, effectively quashing progress?
Check with the group as well about what is the sticking point.
Follow-Up Required: Depends on the outcome of the re-check
Usual or Expected Outcomes: Mandate is clarified and if the group still works to the result, the implementation planning begins
Potential pitfalls: Group stays stuck
How success is evaluated: Implementation planning begins or the project is killed
Source: Paula Diller
History of Development: Sent to the GRP-FACL Listserve in response to a request for help with a group that has completed the vision stage but is avoiding the implementation stage.
The goal of the group's work is to look at everything the organization is doing and redesign it where necessary. ... I figured the next phase was to do the hard slogging of looking at each component of the vision and designing programs to make it happen, but the group has been avoiding this hard work like the plague! ... How can, or when does a content-neutral, servant of the group get directive with a group? I can remind them of their goal (I can lead a horse to water) but I can't make them do it...or can I... Mike Kiska on the GRP FACIL Listserve