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Small Group Facilitation: Improving Process and Performance in Groups and Teams by Judith A. Kolb

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Encouraging Group Involvement and Ownership

If a supportive climate has been established, barriers to participation have been reduced. Involvement can be further encouraged by the procedures and techniques discussed in the previous chapter. Choose ground rules and techniques that reduce domination of the groups by one of two members. From Chapter 5, model verbal and nonverbal communication practices that encourage individual members to speak up and offer their ideas and suggestions.

As in the development of supportive climate, member willingness to become involved with and feel ownership for the group task stems from trust. Trust in this case has two facets: trust in the purpose and outcome of the group task and trust in one another (the latter ...

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