Scenario: Low Energy

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The team took a break less than 15 minutes ago, since returning the energy in the group is very low.

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    Marcin Kamieński

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    I propose a short energy task. The important is the task doesn’t connect with the problem which we are working now. My favourite the energy task concerns on teambulding – for example I ask the team to find five common things and draw logo of the team.

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    Melisah Feeney

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    I would pose the following questions depending on the responses:
    – There seems to be some low energy in the group, what do you think is causing this?
    – How are people feeling?
    – What do you want to do about this?

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    Yulia Saksen

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    I will intervene by asking them to individually rate the energy level of the class from 1-10. and continue by asking What will happen to the team if we continue with this low-energy session. Lastly asking How should we get the energy level back up.

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    Lai Yin Yong

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    I will intervene by asking ” Team, how do you rate our energy level now on the scale of 1 to 10? ” What will happen if we keep this level?’ “Do you wish to improve this level?” “what should we do about it to improve ?’ ” what is the benefits if we improve it?’

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    Surawut Dudsdeemaytha

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    If I notice this happen, I would intervene them by asking these
    questions
    “Team how are we doing now?”
    “How is our energy?”
    “How this will impact the team?”
    “What will we going to do to make it better?”

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    Giovanni Friso

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    I will intervene by asking this sequens:
    “How do you rate our energy level now on the scale of 1 to 10?”
    “What is the impact if we keep this energy level?”
    “How can we raise this level?”
    “What is the benefit of working with a high energy level?”

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    Angeline Yong

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    I would intervene and ask:

    “Team, what do you notice about the level of energy in the team?”
    (they may respond: “It’s quite low / Not very high”)
    “How would this impact the mood of the team if it continues?”

    “What would you like to do to bring the energy level up?”
    Or (“Would changing our posture help?”)

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