Improving the quality of team collaboration through the use of facilitation methods
A company is a living organism in which all decisions and actions are made in an interconnected and interdependent way, i.e. they influence each other. It is important that regardless of any external factors, team members can develop effective joint solutions and move towards the goal, achieving a synergistic effect. How do I do this?
To improve the quality of team work, the facilitation method is often used.
Facilitation is a professional organization of the group work process aimed at clarifying and achieving the goals set by the group. The facilitation process leads to an increase in the effectiveness of group work, the involvement and interest of participants, and the disclosure of their potential.
How to create a culture of effective collaboration?
Option 1: teach managers and team members how to organize and work together, overcoming established skills, habits, and beliefs.
Option 2: invite a professional facilitator to prepare and conduct events that help achieve corporate goals.
Option 3: effectively combine the 1st and 2nd options, making the most of the benefits for organizing team collaboration.
When does facilitation become relevant for the company?
1. The company plans to achieve the following goals:
To form an idea about the company’s strategy
Increase business sustainability in the long term
Ensure the dynamics and achievement of approved targets
Combine the efforts of the management team on the development of the developed strategic directions
Contribute to the development of strategic thinking in the company
Increase the level of self-organization of work teams
Implement operational tasks related to the company’s activities: budgeting, project presentation, exchange of experience, etc.
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2. the Company is focused on improving the efficiency of working meetings, meetings, conferences, and strategic sessions.
According to some studies, managers spend up to 50% of their working time on these forms of communication. In order for interaction to be more effective, and the speed of decision-making to become higher, invite a professional facilitator or develop the necessary competencies of employees. With proper use of facilitation methods, meetings and discussions turn into important events that people want to participate in. The involvement and contribution of each participant increases, and the company gets maximum results from the active participation of all those present.
What are the advantages of properly organized collaboration?
All team members participate by using a variety of tools to work with the group
Meetings become shorter and more productive. Meeting participants move along the specified route, without deviating from the specified topic, to the desired format of the result
Each participant speaks on important or complex issues
Everyone has the opportunity to think and Express their point of view
Everyone listens to each other carefully, because they know that they will be heard
Participants openly discuss issues in a specially organized space (meeting/meeting) and refrain from discussing them behind the back of other participants and on the sidelines
The problem is considered solved after everyone concerned is aware of the arguments made
When a team makes a decision, it is assumed that it reflects the interests and views of the majority of participants
At all stages of working with the group, various ways of visualizing the result are used, which significantly increases the involvement, awareness and responsibility of participants
The results obtained during the session are used in operational activities without additional adaptation and are related to the specifics of the company
In the process of group work, the potential of the entire group is used and there is a synergy effect of the strengths of the group members, system thinking is developed
The participants of the session put into practice all the rules and principles of dialogue in the process of group work, both within the division and in interdepartmental interaction
In conclusion, I would like to emphasize once again the importance of effective collaboration to achieve the corporate goals of the organization. Using the facilitation method, it is possible to achieve several significant results for the company at the same time, solving the main task: to increase the involvement and motivation of staff, build internal communications, increase responsibility for decision-making, and develop the team as a whole and each individual participant. Modern managers are increasingly using this method to organize effective teamwork.