Share Diagnosis of Being Blocked

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Identification
Level of process: 
Intervention
Intent or purpose: 
To unblock a group that seems to be stuck
Used as component of: 
Workshop or process that is stuck
Recognizable Components: 
<b>Situation</b><br> The goal of the group's work is to look at everything the organization is doing and redesign it where necessary. ... I figured the next phase was to do the hard slogging of looking at each component of the vision and designing programs to make it happen, but the group has been avoiding this hard work like the plague! ... How can, or when does a content-neutral, servant of the group get directive with a group? I can remind them of their goal (I can lead a horse to water) but I can't make them do it...or can I... Mike Kiska on the GRP FACIL Listserve.
Types of Participants: 
Organizational redesign team
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
3 - 9 min.
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
Agreement to move into implementation
Level of participation: 
medium
Potential Pitfalls: 
Group stays stuck
How is success evaluated: 
The group moves to the implementation planning stage.
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
Trusting relationships is needed
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Setting and Materials: 
None
Resources Needed: 
None
Pre-Work Required: 
None
Procedures: 

If you haven't done so already, straightforwordly share your
diagnosis of the group's status: that they're avoiding the work like the
plague, using behavioral observations as evidence of your diagnosis (which is in keeping with Schwarz, as well). Ask for response. If they agree, what do they want to do about it? If they don't agree, ask them to explain how they believe the group is making progress.

How flexible is the process?: 
quite
Follow-Up Required: 
Move to the implementation phase
Background
Developer: 
Paula Diller
History of Development: 

Sent to the GRP-FACL Listserve in response to a request for help with a group that has completed the vision stage but is avoiding the implementation stage.

References: 
Paula Diller<br> Another Way<br> 1524 Hayselton<br> Jefferson City, Missouri 65109<br> USA<br> paula@anotherway.net
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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