The purpose of this chapter is to prepare yourself to use these materials with your own groups and teams. The 13 designs and accompanying animated videos will guide you in the proper implementation, so please allow ample time to review them and become familiar with all aspects of each design.

Steps to Use These Materials

1. Write down your specific, outcome-based goals for the meeting. These should include task (what needs to get done) and process (how you want people to feel) goals for the group. It’s critical to consider what you want the meeting to achieve before setting out with a particular design.

2. Decide which design to choose. We have developed a design selection tool to help you with this (Table 9-1).

3. To ...

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