As companies plan their leadership retreats, conferences, and ongoing development, it’s important to think about who will be delivering the content that brings everyone together. A great facilitator will make ALL the difference.
Here are three reasons why your organization should consider using a facilitator for team development.
1. A facilitator has perspective of the larger organization.
It’s easy to get laser-focused and sometimes stuck on your own role, vision, even problems. The facilitator keeps the whole team or organization in mind.
2. A facilitator can ask the hard questions.
Internal teams might not want to ruffle feathers, but an outside facilitator doesn’t have that issue—s/he can ask hard questions.
3. A facilitator can ask the easy questions.
Sometimes we are just “in our heads,” or too deep “in the weeds.” We need an outsider’s perspective to simplify our focus, asking basic questions that the group may not have considered for quite some time.
A pro will work closely with you to design and conduct productive meetings that engage the right people and focus on the right goals that lead to the right actions.
If you’re not sure if you should engage a facilitator for your upcoming meeting, we are always happy to offer our insights!