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I made a contribution on my substack that might interest you.

Implications for facilitation

Go slow – research or investigate the dominant metaphor, the assumptions. Look for the condition to intervene on. Never defend your position.

Ask questions – a good question trumps good answers on poor questions. Stay as close as possible to the actual metaphor-in-use with your question. Use the same wording.

Make errors – and when you notice, correct yourself. Let others also correct you. But no need to apologize.

Actions speak louder than words – direct participants to concrete actions, preferably the next day. Have them communicate with each other their conditions for taking actions. And what if it doesn’t work out? Also: communicate results.

Assume you don’t know – and if you don’t know, say so.

Beware of the double bind – there’s always a difference in power and position. Enable participants to disagree with you. always work “on the same level”: sit when they sit, stand up, when the other is standing. Position – or project – yourself next to the other person.

About Lelie Jan

Met diversiteit kom je verder, wanneer je elkaar beter begrijpt.  Jan Lelie kan helpen. Ik faciliteer besluitvorming met behulp van mijn mind@work methode. Sommigen noemen het agile, anderen lean of serious play. Het zit er allemaal in. Daarnaast geef ik workshops en master classes aan professionals die zelf beter willen faciliteren.
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