Scenario; Open Says Me Written by DrBea on March 26, 2018. Posted in Action Learning, WIAL Action Learning, WIAL Talk As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: A member responds to a closed question with an open answer. Tags: Action Leaning, Action Learning Coach, WIAL, WIAL Action Learning, WIAL Talk Trackback from your site. Comments (8) Song Chen March 28, 2018 at 7:51 pm | # If this does not affect the discussion of the team, as a coach, the discussion should continue. Reply wei xiao June 27, 2018 at 9:40 am | # I would ask the member who answer the question: – What is the question you have heard? – For this specific question, what’s a better way to respond?” Then I will turn to the team -” What you have observed from this specific case?” – “Why the person respond with open answer?” -“What will you do next?” Reply Donellen Schlosser September 21, 2018 at 1:20 am | # If this affects the discussion or keeps happening, I would ask the respondent “What question are you answering?” or “What question was asked?” and then ask the questioner “Did you mean that question to be close-ended?” Reply Eva Hirsch Pontes November 30, 2018 at 10:30 am | # Eu não interferiria, desde que a resposta aberta fosse diretamente relacionada à pergunta formulada. Por exemplo, um participante poderia responder a uma pergunta “sim ou não”, da seguinte forma: “Para mim, as coisas não são assim tão binárias, porque eu poderia considerar x e y como partes do problema a serem levadas em conta”. Entretanto, se a resposta aberta não tivesse qualquer relação com a pergunta formulada, eu perguntaria: “qual é a pergunta que você está respondendo?” Reply jitra dudsdeemaytha December 8, 2018 at 9:26 pm | # I will wait and observe first, If this pattern occurred twice, I would intervene “Is the question closed or opened? “If you were asked by these kind of questions, how would you answer? Reply Naveen Chopra January 2, 2019 at 12:15 pm | # Which question are you answering? If they indicate X’s question? What was X’s question? Does what you were talking about answer X’s question? Reply Christine Fischer February 17, 2019 at 9:38 am | # As the action learning coach, I would ask the member what question s/he is answering and if the question was close-ended or open-ended. I would then ask the inquirer if s/he meant for the question to be close-ended and if not, if s/he would like to restate the question as open-ended. Reply Debora Pelegrino April 25, 2019 at 12:56 pm | # If this question occurred at the beginning of the process, and if the answer was question-related, I as Action Learning Coach would not interfere with what group would continue to flow. However, if this happened again, I would interfere with the group to raise awareness of the qualities of the questions. I would ask something like: Was this an open or closed question? and then something like: What answers do we want when we ask a closed question? Reply Leave a comment You must be logged in to post a comment.