Using Active Replay to generate awareness when there is a problematic behaviour in a group.
To understand what happened through the display of a different point of view. This can be used as an intervention when something happens in a workshop that needs to be resolved.
This technique is useful to reconstruct an event or behaviour that has caused problems in a group.
Facilitator remains calm and objective.
1. Stop the group and ask permission to take a look at the last few minutes during which something disruptive happened.
2. Ask team members take over the roles and re-enact a scene from different angles. The other team members have to clarify why the disruptive activity happened, how it happened, what the outcomes were and the conclusion.
3. After each reenactment discuss what happened and why it happened. You are not seeking blame but understanding of the group's participation in the disruptive behaviour.
Usual or Expected Outcomes: Group discussions and new awareness of inappropriate or disruptive behaviour.
Potential pitfalls: No agreement and heated discussions
Source: Dr. Roger Greenaway
Alternative names: Active Replay method