Doc List on Facilitation, Behavioral Patterns
A facilitator is the solution to poorly conducted meetings, List says. It is the facilitator's duty to ensure open and balanced communication between diverse behavioral patterns. The facilitator is a neutral leader who makes sure that everyone is respectful of their colleagues. List says there are different tactics that a facilitator can use in dealing with different kinds of groups. For example, the 'circle of questions' tactic is especially effective in a group with a lot of dominant personalities. List says that every member of a group should learn how to facilitate because it is an important skill in any kind of group environment.
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