The benefit of an external facilitator
External facilitators bring several advantages to a business meeting or consultation event; independence, objective viewpoint, and skills in moving a meeting towards consensus and conclusion, all to your benefit.
The Spectaris approach to facilitation is to understand your needs and objectives, then propose a workshop design to achieve them. A typical event might make use of thinking frameworks and other techniques to reach a result.
Strategy formulationA common need for facilitation is a strategy development workshop. Our workshop support includes:
- Clarity of objectives
- Design of workshops
- Supporting tutorials
- Running the event
- Recording the results.
There's more to SWOT than four boxes
Facilitated meetingsMeetings are expensive and often cited as a waste of time; and yet as essential as oxygen for business life.
An external facilitator is valuable when:
- The person who normally chairs the meeting needs to be involved with the detailed content.
- When unfamiliar tools are required.
- When a new set of eyes are needed to help a topic along.
Knowledge sharing and problem solvingFacilitated workshops are a great way to share knowledge, or to solve problems. Tools and techniques from Total Quality Management are often relevant. For example:
- Departmental Purpose Analysis
- Root cause and problem solving
- Forcefield analysis
- Brainstorming (done properly)
Most of our facilitation tools and techniques can be converted into training so that you and your organisation gain new skills for future use.