In This Chapter
Leading brainstorming sessions
Using group processes efficiently and effectively
Working with Appreciative Inquiry
Recognising when you are in a parallel process
Once you start to lead groups either in meetings or in workshops, you’ll need additional tools to help you. After all, the main point of group work is to bring everyone together to solve common and complex issues. And that doesn’t happen just because you want it to. You need process and planning. This chapter walks you through some tried-and-tested group processes that help get things done.
If you want a group to come up with ideas together, you’ll probably think, ‘I need a brainstorming session.’
The practise of getting people to think aloud as they generate ideas started in the ’50s, and it came out of the advertising industry. Back then, typical rules were developed, most of which are used today: