Using the Ground Rules to Intervene

In this chapter, I give verbatim examples of how to use the diagnosis-intervention cycle to intervene using each of the ground rules.


The ground rules are basic elements for improving group effectiveness. Consequently, many of my interventions focus on helping people use the ground rules.

As I mentioned in Chapter Five and discuss in detail in Chapter Thirteen, I always explain the ground rules to the group before beginning the facilitation. Even when a group member or members decide not to take the initiative to use the ground rules themselves, they have still agreed ...

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