You’ve probably been in at least one meeting with a facilitator who used one white board to capture ideas.
I use 3!
Dynamic Facilitation provides the framework to have a difficult conversation successfully.
In Dynamic Facilitation, the facilitator uses three charts at once: Perspectives, Solutions, and Concerns. Each person who speaks provides his/her Perspective on or data about the problem. The person is also asked to provide a potential Solution to the problem. If a person has a Concern about a potential Solution, that is included as well. Then the person is asked, given that Concern, what the potential Solution could be.
Dynamic Facilitation is solution-focused, but not in a way that is stifling. Dynamic Facilitation moves people from focusing on the problem, which can cause feelings of helplessness, frustration, powerlessness, to focusing on the solution, which motivates action-oriented, powerful change.
- Dynamic Facilitation is useful in coaching, as it moves a person from stuck into action.
- Dynamic Facilitation is useful for having a difficult conversation between two or more people. It gets the issues out onto the table to be dealt with and it provides the participants with concrete solutions for those issues.
- Dynamic Facilitation is useful for a team working on a tough problem. It provides the necessary framework to gather data, generate potential solutions, and highlight concerns that may come up.
If you are struggling with a tough decision, if your team is stuck and unable to move forward, contact me. Let’s see if Dynamic Facilitation can help you to move from stuck to solution.