Scenario: Open Answer

As an Action Learning Coach how would you handle the following situation:

You ask the team – “how are we doing on a scale of 1 – 10”, and get a response “I think we could be blah blah blah …”

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    Kirsty Foster

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    As coach I would warmly intervene and redirect the participant to respond only to the question being asked, and repeat the question. Depending on my reading of the individual concerned I might also ask then to park that thought for the moment.

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    Nicole

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    I will say ” Thank you for your enthusiastic response. Your ideas are valuable. In order to have a compared information with our previsous or later evaluation on team performance, let’s give a score first. Then we share our ideas later. “

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    Don Chan

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    I would intervene to avoid the open answer affecting the team and ask again the rating. At the same time, I will let that participant know I will follow up on what we can do better in the later stage.

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    DrBea

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    I would cut the person off and repeat — My question was on a scale of 1 – 10 how are we doing as a team.

    Happy Coaching
    Bea

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    Alex Wong

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    I would stop the person and repeat my question. If the person insists, I will mention that person will have an opportunity to voice out later, but for now, I want just a quick answer from everyone.

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    qiuyue Wu

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    I would lean in and kindly ask the person to answer my question by rating in scale, in order to have a comparison with others of the team. After all rating is over, I would give the opportunity to discuss what to do.

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