Scenario: Catching Up

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

A team member isn’t participating. During the checkin they say that were lost and confused by the discussion and they were trying to figure out what was going on.

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    Jessica Panazzolo

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    This is a difficult and uncomfortable situation. I would ask them why they felt this way, what it would be like if they were not feeling lost and what they could have done to stay connected to the discussion. It would also check if the perception was only part of the group or of all. At the end of the session, I would do a great self-analysis about how often I could not guarantee that the process would proceed as planned and how it might have contributed to the group ending the session with a positive and future view of the problem.

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    Velma Morton

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    As an Action learning coach, I would use the early intervention and state my observation. Then ask the group how can we get member “X” more involved and caught up to speed? That way each participant is participating in the process and member “X” lets down his barriers and start to speak freely and get involved.

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    Donellen Schlosser

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    I would ask the team member what they would need to better understand the discussion, then ask the team how they could help the other team member better understand the discussion or what can they do as a team to ensure every member is able to follow/understand the discussion and participate.

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