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Recheck Project Mandate

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Re-check the group's purpose when a process is stuck because the group is avoiding the next steps

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Additional info

Goal

To unblock a group that seems to be stuck.

Attachments

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Materials

  • None

Instructions

Before

Types of participants: a project team

Time needed: could take longer

Pre-Work Required: None

Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: Trusting


During

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.

After

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

Background

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.

References: Situation
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

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  • Good to do -- needs some more specific questions or steps.

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    about 3 years ago