Scenario: Finish Up

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The team wants the last 15 minutes to finish up the problem instead of doing the final reflection.  

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    Marie Tseng

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    I would remind the team of the component number 5 “Commitment to learning”, and emphasize that the reflection session is a key part in action learning to anchor the learning and that it cannot to omitted. Then I would suggest the team three options:
    – End the current session as planned after the 15 minutes reflection
    – Extend the session by another 10 or 15 minutes if the participants are available to do so.
    – Schedule a follow up AL session to finish up addressing the problem.

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      Susan Schneider

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      I had only considered asking them if they would commit to extending the session, so that they would have time for reflection. I would be concerned that they would rush, but I think that’s the best option.

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    david tsipenyuk

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    Reinforce with the group the importance of reflection as a key/required component of the action learning process. We must no forgot that it is equally important to help the problem presenter as well as work on the individual leadership competencies that were identified at the onset of the session. Move forward with the additional request, as consensus amongst the group members exists to extend the session by 15 minutes for problem solving segment but stay on course with the script to finish off with reflection.

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    Amar PATEL

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    What are the impacts of not doing the reflections / learnings section?

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    Chongli Tian

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    我会提示团队说最后的反思环节是很重要的,没有它行动学习就不完整。并且提问团队想要占用这15分钟的原因是什么?如果团队回答是解决问题的时间不够,我会建议团队使用高效的研讨方式以提高效率。如果团队都认为时间还是不够用,就在大家都同意的情况下,增加一个session

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      Chongli Tian

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      I will remind the team that the final reflection is very important, and that it is not complete without it. And what is the reason that the team wants to take up the 15 minutes? If the team answer is not enough time to solve the problem, I suggest that the team use an efficient approach to improve efficiency. If the team thinks that time is not enough, thay can add an session when everyone agrees.

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    Akshay Seth

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    The final reflection is of utmost importance and is a part of the action learning process and as a group, we decided to stick to the process. I will ask the group about the feasibility to extend the session by 10- 15 minutes to complete the final reflection exercise as final reflection cannot be missed.

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    Kera Winburn

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    I would remind the team that the last 15 minutes is for reflection on learning and ask them what is the impact on the team of skipping it?

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    Maria Angela Passadori

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    As an Action Learning Coach, I would intervene through a question to the team.
    For an AL session, what steps should be followed?

    If I had to, I would still ask the questions:
    What is the importance of doing all the steps?
    What is the impact of conducting the learning reflection stage?

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