Recheck Project Mandate

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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 because the group is avoiding the next steps.
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: 
The project team
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
days
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Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
Mandate is clearified and if still to do the change process, the implementation planning begins
Level of participation: 
low
Potential Pitfalls: 
Group stays stuck
How is success evaluated: 
Implementation planning begins or the projec is killed
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
Trusting
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
any
Setting and Materials: 
none
Resources Needed: 
None
Pre-Work Required: 
None
Procedures: 

Re-check your understanding of the group purpose with the
powers-that-be. Are they still committed to re-design? Or have they expressed reservations to any of the group members, effectively quashing progress?

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
Depends on the outcome of the re-check
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 <br>
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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