Scenario: PP Question Written by DrBea on April 16, 2018. Posted in Action Learning, WIAL Action Learning, WIAL Talk As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The problem presenter asks a question. Tags: Action Leaning, Action Learning Coach, WIAL, WIAL Action Learning, WIAL Talk Trackback from your site. Comments (19) Sumaia Thomas April 16, 2018 at 9:18 pm | # A problem presenter should feel comfortable and free to ask questions to the group at any point. And as an action learning coach I wouldn’t have to do anything at this time. Reply Andrew Christopher April 17, 2018 at 6:05 am | # The problem presenter is allowed to ask questions, so I would handle it by doing nothing. Often groups will fire so many questions at the problem presenter that the balance of who is asking and who is answering question is off-base, so I might responds to this scenario by noting improved balance in who is asking and who is answering questions. Reply Nanda Oomen April 19, 2018 at 1:48 am | # The problem presenter may ask questions as well as the other participants. In fact, it is a plus when that happens. It encourages the group to tackle the problem from a shared responsibility. I would not intervene as a coach as long as the other participants accept that the problem presenter also asks questions. Reply Kimberly Johnson May 7, 2018 at 7:15 pm | # The problem presenter is part of the team and should be allowed to ask questions. Reply Karla VERSOLATO May 25, 2018 at 11:50 pm | # It would not intervene, as this is within rule 1- anyone can ask anyone at any time. Reply Henk Jan Quarre June 11, 2018 at 1:20 pm | # If this situation occurs then I will not carry out an intervention. As an Action Learning coach, I believe that the quality of the Action Learning session will go up if the problem presenter also asks questions. In this case, the individual problem becomes a common problem. Reply Jeroen van der Ven June 21, 2018 at 6:02 pm | # The problem solver is free to ask questions. After all, he or she is no problem at all. I will not intervene as an action learning coach. Reply YUE GUO June 26, 2018 at 1:29 pm | # The problem presenter has the same right to ask questions in the Action Learning because the rule 1 is “Anyone can ask anyone at any time”. I will not carry out an intervention. Reply Akshay Seth July 20, 2018 at 7:50 pm | # Till the time the Problem Presenter is directing the question towards the group, my intervention would not be necessary as the 1st ground rules state “anyone can ask questions of anyone else”. Reply Maria Angela Passadori August 9, 2018 at 9:44 am | # As an Action Learning Coach, I would follow through with the session normally, considering that one of the basic rules of Action Learning is that everyone can ask everyone at any point in the process. According to the group’s moment, if there was a need, you could intervene with questions in order to strengthen the importance of everyone’s participation: What is the first basic rule of Action Learning? Why is it important for everyone to ask questions? Reply Christine Bona De Napoli August 24, 2018 at 2:01 am | # Following the rule of “everybody is allowed to question everybody within the group”, as an Action Learning coach I would do nothing in this situation. The problem presenter is free to ask questions. Reply Archirawish Pakchotipong October 7, 2018 at 8:07 am | # The problem presenter is allowed to ask questions, because of AL rule “anyone can ask anyone at any time”. As an AL Coach allowed PP feel free to ask questions. Reply Yingting Wu October 28, 2018 at 11:45 pm | # According to the ground rule of action learning, anyone can ask a question of anyone at any time. The problem presenter is entitled to ask questions. As an action learning coach, I should let the session proceed Reply Sitthimet Solthong November 6, 2018 at 12:55 pm | # I would ask PP what is his/her questions for whom? After questions and answers ended, I will highlight the group rules once again that any team members can ask anybody in the session. Who has the next questions? Reply Anna Gabryjelska January 8, 2019 at 3:50 pm | # As AL rule states everyone can ask a question at any time and it can be directed to anybody or everybody, so PP asking a question is not a problem. It shows that there is a balance in the group in asking and answering the question and that PP is active to pursue a solution for his/her problem in the experience of other participants which is a good sign. Reply David RECORD January 20, 2019 at 8:13 am | # I would not have any problem with this at all, It means the group is working effectively; anyone can ask a question of anyone else. It’s going well! Reply Christophe GARS March 1, 2019 at 3:54 am | # In case it would be his very first question during the session, I would just look at him and make a positive sign with my head to encourage him to ask his question in order to also show the other participants that it is totally normal in case there would have any doubts about this. Anyone can ask anyone questions! Reply SAGOONSRI JINAPUNMONGKOL March 3, 2019 at 6:18 am | # The problem presenter can ask the question as the 2 ground rules said everyone can ask the question. Reply Maria Teresa Guanzon July 12, 2019 at 3:49 am | # AL Ground Rule #1: … anyone can ask anyone questions. Doing so may help the PP see the problem in a different light, help uncover biases that hinder and/or color how the problem has been shared. It also allows the PP to see the other members as positive co-creators and the members to see themselves as part of the solution. Creating that 2-way street helps build powerful teams. 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