Through design-led thinking and taking a process-oriented approach, we bring structure and sense to the management of meetings, workshops and multi-group assignments.
Each intervention follows a proven methodology covering the following main steps:
Client needs assessment and consultation
Development and agreement of assignment proposal, scope and agreed deliverables
Preparation and pre-work
Meeting or workshop facilitation
Boost creativity and workshop productivity
A Professional Workshop Facilitator acts as an impartial guide, giving the necessary context to the discussion, and ensuring that the audience stays on the desired course towards the targeted and predefined objectives. Boost creativity, teamwork and collaboration and ensure maximum workshop and meeting productivity. Achieve radical outcomes by using a neutral and experienced Professional Workshop Facilitator to facilitate, coordinate and leverage corporate, start-up and community teams.
Why use an external facilitator?
Often in meetings, and in small ‘break out’ groups in workshops, there is no clear facilitator. Research suggests that a lack of workshop facilitation increases Group Think (the tendency for groups to think homogenously) which of course, decreases creativity.
Assigning a facilitator is an effective way to promote individualist behaviour, in which individuals consider themselves one of several other individuals, as opposed to being part of a group. As such, assignment of a facilitator leads to more creative thinking.
Bringing in ‘externals’ boosts creativity because the entrenched assumptions / behaviours / attitudes of the organisation are less likely to be activated. Instead, the introduction of new people activates different memories, emotions, and thoughts in everyone else, and thus increases the likelihood of creative behaviors.
Excerpt taken from innovation.com.au.