Scenario: Refusal to participate Written by DrBea on April 10, 2017. Posted in Action Learning, WIAL Action Learning, WIAL Talk As an Action Learning Coach how would you handle the following situation: A member of the team does not want to participate. Tags: Action Learning Coach, WIAL Action Learning, WIAL Talk Trackback from your site. Comments (4) Paul Duncan April 10, 2017 at 5:52 pm | # I’ve observed someone not wanting to participate. Did anyone else notice this? What is the impact on a team when all the members aren’t participating? How do you want to handle that? Reply Cynthia Kitagawa April 17, 2017 at 8:19 am | # I would do a check-in. If the team doesn’t identify this issue when asked “What could we do better?” I would ask “How is the balance of participation?” then, if necessary, “What can we do to ensure that everyone participates?” Reply Barry Rush April 21, 2017 at 12:24 am | # I would do the “I have observed that some in the group seem unwilling to participate, has anyone else observed that? What is the impact on the team? What can we do differently?” Their response would tell a lot. Are those who are being “helped” seeing the impact on the team or are they used to staying zoned out in a meeting with no one checking in? So the group would need to identify action to take. Reply Alex Wong April 27, 2017 at 11:17 am | # It may be useful to define what that participate mean, as a person who is not talking may actually be thinking internally. It would be more useful to address the observed behaviour – e.g. not talking, not willing to do something that the team has agreed to, etc. I will address the observed behaviour – e.g. not talking – Does everyone contribute to the conversation equally? – What is the impact of one person not talking? – What can we do better? Reply Leave a comment You must be logged in to post a comment.