Scenario: Clear Actions

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation:

The team has clearly reached consensus on the problem and clearly identified the actions that need to be taken. There is still another 45 minutes in the time they allotted for the session. 

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    Paritosh

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    In this case, I would ask the team if they believe that they are satisfied the solution they found and will double check if they need more time to discuss on the problem. If the group’s response is no then I would bring the session to a close. There is no need to take the session for full 45 minutes when the solution has been achieved.

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    Gerauld.Wong

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    I would ask the team what they would like to do for the remainder of the session, in the spirit of (having) actions and learning.

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    Marina Mazi

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    I would say the group: we still have 45 minutes remaining for this session. What would be the best way to use them?

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    Anne Martin

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    I would spend the additional time to reflect on learnings – what they did well as a group and what they learned, feedback on individual leadership skills, and applying what they learned to their organization.

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    Elcee Asuncion Villa

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    Like Anne I would spend the rest of the time to do the reflections on learning – what they did well, what they could have done better, what they learned about themselves (leadership skills and any a-ha moments), feedback from the team and myself.

    If no one points out that they actually found a solution quite fast, I will bring this to their attention, congratulate them and ask: “what do you think happened in this discussion that made this happen?” A great learning opportunity re what makes an effective team – for them and for me.

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    Leonor Deborah G. Velasquez

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    I would ask the team if they are satisfied with the action steps they have identified. I would also ask them what allowed the team to achieve this level of clarity and what learning can they take back to their workplace. Next I would tell the team that they still have 45 minutes left in the session and ask them what they think would be a good way to use the remaining time for?

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    HEEJAE YOO

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    I let the team knows that the team reached consensus and made solutions in the short time. I would ask them how the team could make it, what we did best as a team and an individual based on each competency. In the rest of time, I would ask if they want to discuss more.

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    fidesabad

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    I would congratulate the team on work well done and process the session by asking these questions: “What did the team do well to help the PP identify the action steps to be taken?” “What good questions were asked?” “What did you learn in this session that you could apply in your workplace?” “What did you learn as you practiced your leadership competency?”

    I would then say that there is still a little time left and ask: “What do you like to do with the time left for this activity?”

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    Monthon

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    I would ensure that the problem presenter already have the clear plan and actions to do.
    I would ask the problem presenter, If this is “YES” I would ask the team what they have learn from this session, and after that bring the team for the reflection time on the leadership skills.

    If “No” I would intervene the team with question How we could help problem present on the action that he would take?, after the answer I would follow with let the team find more action for problem presenter with the question “Who has the next question?”. This could further help problem presenter and team to learn more.

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    Balan Dass

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    As a coach, I would keep the team informed of the time we have and ask whether the PP has all the actions as planned or whether the PP has missed out anything in haste. If the answer is positive, then I would proceed with the sharing session, and if the PP shows doubts then I would open it to the team saying,’team, PP has some doubts and would like to clarify,’ as such who has the first question

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    DrBea

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    As others have said – I would make sure the actions are clear. These might be actions of the problem presenter but could also be of various team members.

    I would let the team know I’ll need 15 minutes for learning, given that we still have 30 minutes available to us – what is the best use of our time?

    At this point the team may decide to put some more detail around the solution or opt that they are good with where it is at and we can wrap up. Whichever path they choose – I will follow.

    Happy Coaching
    Bea

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