Visit with External Subject Matter Expert

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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> 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: 
Days
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
Agreement to move into implementation
Level of participation: 
Can be high
Potential Pitfalls: 
Group stays stuck or continues to avoid decisions.
How is success evaluated: 
Group moves into implementation phase
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
Trust and Budget
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Setting and Materials: 
None
Resources Needed: 
Money for visit
Pre-Work Required: 
set up visit
Procedures: 

A visit to the group from an external subject matter expert (on
operations identified for possible redesign) might help kick-start the
group into action by providing information on best practices, etc.

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
Start the implementation planning 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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