Scenario: Solution Statements

As an Action Learning Coach how would you handle the following situation: When members of the team read their problem statement, what they read is clearly a solution. For instance – “Joe needs to hire me to do a team building activity with his team”.  

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    Ben Sparkman

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    I would thank the problem-presenter and then ask him/her to restate their issue as a problem rather than a solution. If the problem presenter is still confused, I would suggest he/she begin their problem with the phrase: “I don’t know how……” Once the problem is accurately stated as a problem, I would ask who has the first question.

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    Barbara Sanchez

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    I would intervene by throwing a question to the team as to what they think about the problem presented. After generating responses from the team members, I will ask the problem presenter how he fe

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    Barbara Sanchez

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    I would intervene by throwing a question to the team as to what they think about the problem presented. After generating responses from the team members, I will ask the problem presenter what he thinks about the responses and how these can help him re-state his problem. And then will ask him to re-state his problem.

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    Chen-Yu Wang

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    As an Action Learning Coach, I would ask the team directly:
    Who want to ask the first question?
    I would not intervene until the team ask “is this a problem statement?” .

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    Michal Weyna

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    I would not intervene directly. Instead, I would proceed with the script and ask if there is agreement on the problem and let the team decide on Yes/No/Close. “What would get us to a consensus?” question is another opportunity for the team to point out to the said team member that his problem statement is actually a solution.

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    DrBea

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    i would ask the person if what they have written is a problem or a solution ? (Most times they recognize it as a solution) Followed by – What problem would that dolve?

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    Thitiwan Sinthunok

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    I would do follow the script , And I would ask the team “who want to ask the first question?” (Let’s team decision in session after they ask questions in the session.)

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