What is Facilitation

What is facilitation? A way of working with groups of people to help them to achieve their business development objectives.

The simplest definition of "facilitation" would be "using a person or persons (neither of whom becomes involved in the content of a discussion), to assist a group to meet its objectives by providing them with effective processes and structures."

The distinction between content and process is often not clear. An effective facilitator remains in the facilitation role all of the time. A consultant can fluctuate between the two roles, provided he/she is clear to the group about their role at any one time.

A team leader can find it difficult to facilitate their own group - they are too involved and have ideas of their own.

The solution can be relatively simple:-

1. Never expect the group to second-guess your plans. This will feel to them like manipulation.

2. If you wish the group to make a decision, you must accept the group's plan. It will probably be a good plan but, if it needs changing, the group will change it over time.

3. Trust and support the group - after all, it's their future they're deciding . . .

Why Pinpoint Facilitation?
A unique 3-way combination of everything you need to succeed in business development.

1. Advanced facilitation process
Based on the Neuland Moderation process, Pinpointing has been adapted specifically for English-speaking markets, for greater flexibility in planning, design and application

2. Specialist facilitation equipment
Neuland have, for over 30 years, manufactured a co-ordinated range of quality facilitation equipment with ergonomic design, production precision and portability.

3. Unrivalled support
Our team, based at Chalgrove near Oxford, are committed to help you get the best from your purchase of our equipment and services. On line. On the phone. On site. Wherever and whenever you need it. 

Probably the best solution?
Train a team of people willing and able to facilitate when called upon. Then managers have a pool of facilitators to call on. This means the manager can be part of the group should they wish (obviously acting as a group member, not the boss!).  Pinpoint Facilitation, by its nature, makes this really quite easy.

. . . but don't just take our word for it . . .

 We asked a group of our users "Why do you find Pinpoint Facilitation  better for facilitating training, meetings, conferences, change management, problem solving and team building"?

Their responses were carded, using the Pinpoint Facilitation process (which gets everything out in the open - without direction, filtering or "motivation").

See what they said and you'll understand why Pinpoint is their facilitation process of choice.

In summary . . . . Pinpointing works more successfully because it:-

  • gets straight to the point with all groups - all sizes, disciplines and level of authority
  • generates full engagement and maintaining it, from start to finish
  • improves communication by breaking down barriers, getting everything out in the open and resolving disagreements
  • empowers people to create worthwhile, workable solutions to organisational issues
  • improves every meeting by making each something the group welcomes
  • creates a businesslike environment to process complex issues faster
  • applies visual stimulus and memory triggers to enhance recall and credibility
  • records data accurately and clearly
  • generates consistent, definable progress, developing people as individuals and as members of a motivated workforce
  • enhances corporate responsibility, compliance and "due care"

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