Create a Deadline

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Identification
Level of process: 
Intervention
Intent or purpose: 
To get a group that has a vision but is not able to move to the implementation phase.
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: 
Project team
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
1 - 3 hours
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
The group becomes unstuck
Level of participation: 
high
Potential Pitfalls: 
group stays stuck or avoids creating the deadlines
How is success evaluated: 
The implementation process begins.
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
Trusting
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
any
Setting and Materials: 
None
Resources Needed: 
Deadline setting process.
Pre-Work Required: 
Prepare workshop
Procedures: 

Does this endeavor have a deadline? If no, then there may be no
incentive to keeping up a steady pace. Work with the group to establish
a timeframe for achieving certain points, along with a final deadline
for the completion of work.

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