Falicitation is the support of a team in achieving goals through proper communication, cooperation and decision-making. It is a multifaceted process. The facilitator uses different methods of work depending on the needs of the group.
Brainstorming (brainstorming) – is a technique that focuses on presenting as many ideas as possible in a short period of time. The facilitator encourages the exchange of ideas among participants without judging them during the session. The session ends with a discussion of all ideas, and the best ones are selected and implemented.
Discussion – this method involves sharing your opinions of a joint discussion, so you can learn about different perspectives on the same topic. Falicitator makes sure that everyone has a chance to actively participate in the discussion, and does not allow any one person to dominate the entire group.
SWOT analysis – allows to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in relation to the established goals. The facilitator guides the group through the process of understanding and analyzing these elements. It then helps to make effective use of strengths and opportunities while highlighting weaknesses and threats.
Problem tree – is a technique that helps a group identify the causes of a problem and the effects it has. By thoroughly understanding the genesis of the problem, effective ways to solve it can be found.
Project method – is a technique that involves the creation of an effective plan of action necessary to achieve the set goals. The facilitator helps the group define tasks, prioritize, set deadlines and assign tasks to individuals.
Choice of phalicite method
Various factors influence the choice of the right facilitation method. To make sure that the facilitator chooses the most appropriate methods to achieve the desired results, it is advisable to conduct a thorough assessment of the situation and the group’s requirements.
Knowing the purpose of the meeting – it is important to know the purpose of the meeting and determine what tasks are necessary to achieve it.
Identification of the problem – this is a very important element, with an in-depth analysis of the problem, an effective solution is possible. This will help identify what factors are failing and what needs to be changed.
Getting to know the group – the phalicitator should get to know the nature of the group – its dynamics, hierarchy and previous communication style. This understanding can help a facilitator run group discussions smoothly and effectively.
A facilitator with knowledge of the previously mentioned factors can effectively select a facilitation method.
The facilitator’s flexibility and openness to change the method or approach depending on the needs of the group is crucial to achieving the desired goals. It is recommended to work together with the group and regularly evaluate progress.