Scenario: Explaining

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: A participant explains what they believe the problem is rather than just reading what they have written.

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    Maria Teresa Guanzon

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    I would intervene. Put it simply, directly yet politely, saying, “Let’s hear how you wrote it. Others will be asked the same – to read theirs exactly how they had written it.”

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    Prasad Natarajan

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    Thank you!! That’s interesting. Now, in once sentence, can you read from what you have written with words – XX’s problem is….

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    Rohini Chopra

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    I would say, thank you for sharing . Now could you please read the one sentence that you have written down as per your understanding of the problem. The challenge we are here to solve is….

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    Borin Buoy

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    I would intervene by thanking and asking the the following questions: “Thank you for your sharing! could you read to the team what you exactly have written? Did you read what you wrote?

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    Rohini Chopra

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    I would say, thank you for sharing. Now could you please read exactly what you have written down as per your understanding of the problem. The challenge we are here to solve is….

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    Marsel Gareev

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    I would say: “thank you! For the time saving purpose, we will be limiting our responses to literally what we have written. Could you please read us what you wrote?”

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    Heather-Jane Gray

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    I like Rohini’s response above & would politely say:
    “Thanks for sharing. Now can you please read exactly the one sentence that you have written down as per your understanding of the problem. The challenge we are here to help solve is…”

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    Savin Oeun

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    I observe that this an opportunity for learning together, then my intervention is only asking team that “per this sustain, how can we ensure that we as the team is responding to the question as stated at the bringing as it is the ground rule”?

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    Anna Frummerin

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    During my Action Learning Training I was one of participants that wanted to tell a whole story instead of reading what I had written. I would have intervened and say “thank you for sharing, can you please read the sentence of what you think the problem is.”

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