STEP EIGHT

Create an Effective Climate

 

 

OVERVIEW

Staging the environment Setting up the room Considering other room elements

Planning for the group’s comfort

 

It’s a common scenario: The meeting room is too hot, the lights are too dim, and the coffee is tepid. The facilitator is miles away, the slide projector does not focus, and the other group members are grumbling to one another in small groups about “a waste of time.”

 

Believe it or not, but the details of where a meeting is held and how the room is set up may seem minor—but the fact is, these details affect the meeting’s success. Rooms that are too small, uncomfortable, or not equipped properly serve as stumbling blocks to what otherwise might have been a very productive facilitation ...

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