Scenario: PP Question Written by DrBea on April 24, 2023. Posted in WIAL Talk As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The problem presenter asks a question. Tags: Action Learning, ActionLearning Coach, Team Coach, WIAL, WIAL Action Learning, WIAL Talk Trackback from your site. Comments (26) Kemal Kaan Saner May 1, 2023 at 12:40 pm | # It is normal if the presenter asks questions about his or her perception of the remarks made by the team members. However, if the presenter starts asking questions instead of other team members to contribute to making a problem definition. I intervened in the process and I reminded the problem presenter about his or her role and I encourage other team members to be involved in the process by asking questions. Reply ANGELINA ALICEA May 9, 2023 at 6:49 pm | # A problem presenter can ask questions. I’ve experienced this when they wanted clarity or elaboration on a statement. I would intervene if the other members participated less than the presenter. Reply Janice Chan May 16, 2023 at 12:20 am | # I will allow the question by the problem presenter if it sets the problem statement clearer for the team. However, the rest of the team should be actively contributing to the questioning to derive at a solution for the problem presenter. Reply SITI AMIRA SHUKOR May 25, 2023 at 3:13 am | # As a coach, I will explained to team about the 2 ground rules and 6 components of Action Learning. Problem presenter is part of the team. It allows him/her to learn from the session and questioning is one of the way to make things cleared towards problem solving. I will do some intervention especially if I noticed that there is no agreements to the problem. As agreements achieved, asking question is allowable as part of learning process. Reply Lim Patrick May 30, 2023 at 11:22 pm | # Believe a problem presenter (PP) asking questions during the course of various segments have different objectives. During the problem presentation stage, the intent is likely to focus the team on the direction of her stated challenges. Either, as an affirmation towards the team members’ understanding of her problem or perhaps to garner members empathy towards her perspective of the problem. In such an instance, my preference is to ask the team to ‘park’ the question for team discussion in the subsequent segments of Problem Agreement or group definition of the problem. During these latter stages, especially during problem definition, would encourage such engagement and participation by the PP. In my recent practice, the assumed definition of “Love and Care” has different connotations and thus desired behaviours between a mother and daughter. Important to establish common understanding and meanings of such terms to start on the right path of team coaching solution-seeking. Reply Liang CHen May 31, 2023 at 11:05 pm | # I would say: especially good, our rule is that anyone can ask questions to anyone. I see that PP has asked questions, which means we are progressing to a very good atmosphere for asking questions. May I ask PP who would you like to answer your questions? Reply Nipapun Poonsateansup June 2, 2023 at 12:19 am | # Actually, the problem presenter is part of the team members. So, based on two ground rules, the problem presenter can ask a question. If the team’s Q&A (including problem presenter’s questions) goes well and focuses on finding the real problem, it’s ok. However, If the team’s Q&A focuses on finding solutions or things that can’t be controlled, or unrelated issues, coach must intervene. Reply Tran Thuy June 20, 2023 at 9:49 pm | # It is very normal for PP to ask questions to members in the Action learning coach session. Because one of the two principles in the Action learning coach session is: “Anyone can ask Anyone a question” I would intervene by: Repeat PP’s question then ask the group, “Does anyone have a statement for this question?” After getting questions from the members, I continued to intervene by asking “does anyone have a follow-up question?” Reply ZHAN FUHONG August 1, 2023 at 9:11 pm | # One of the two main principles of action learning is that anyone can ask anyone else a question. I agree with the PP’s behavior of asking questions and remind him to specify the question: “You can ask a question, and who do you expect to answer your question?” Reply Shiran Lin August 11, 2023 at 1:47 am | # I will invite PP to record the issue and bring it up later in the question session, and reiterate that the session requires PP to articulate what the problem is that he or she is experiencing and expects people to help him or her solve. Reply Monika Gawanowska September 8, 2023 at 2:13 am | # I don’t react in any particular way. During the AL session, anyone can ask a question to anyone. Reply li laura September 14, 2023 at 3:22 am | # PP is qualified to ask questions, especially if his questions are likely to be equally confusing to other members of the panel, taking up his questions and asking the other members of the panel if they understand Reply Minh Khuong September 21, 2023 at 6:05 am | # This follows 2 ground rules that coach briefs from the beginning of session – “Anyone can ask question to anyone else”. So it is good when Problem presenter asks question too. If after Problem presenter ask question, team members get surprised and don’t know how to react, as a coach – I will remind them about the ground rules, then ask them “Who would like to answer Problem presenter?” Reply An Nguyễn September 26, 2023 at 6:45 am | # – I feel this is great, the person presenting the problem is encouraged to participate in asking questions according to rule 1: “Anyone has the right to ask anyone questions.” Reply Phuong Le Thi Thu September 27, 2023 at 9:48 am | # Based on ground rules of action learning “Anyone can ask anyone questions” as coach shared at the beginning of the session so PP can ask questions and get valuable statements from team. Reply Joanna Płaskonka October 26, 2023 at 8:46 am | # According to the first rule of Action Learning, anyone can ask questions, including the problem presenter. So in that scenario, I would still be acting an Action Learning Coach so I would be observing the group and looking for opportunities to help the group learn. At the end of the session, I could also ask “what did we learn as a group about asking questions?” Reply Charlotte Lofton December 12, 2023 at 11:10 am | # The problem presenter is able to ask questions. As the Action Learning Coach I would strive to balance so that it’s doesn’t become a situation of answering questions with questions. I would definitely inquire at the end to determine the learning that occurred for each participant. Reply Leo Vo Thai Lam December 17, 2023 at 7:11 am | # It’s ok if PP ask questions to the team. However, if he/she asks many questions and there is no time for other members, I can intervene by using SID model. – What’s happening? – What will happen to the team if we continue? – what can we do to improve? Reply Mai Nguyen December 25, 2023 at 10:42 pm | # I don’t see anything unusual in this case. Rule 1 of Action Learning is that anyone can ask a question to anyone. If this question from PP is still contributing to an effective session, I won’t make any intervention. Reply Yin Mun Yue January 2, 2024 at 4:50 am | # According to the ground rules, ‘Anyone can ask anyone questions’. So, it is not wrong for the PP to ask questions as the PP is also part of the team. I will intervene if the PP or any other team member continuously ask questions without giving others a chance to contribute their questions. Reply Savin Oeun January 3, 2024 at 6:45 am | # I will ask the team “hi team, if any one have an comment as PP is now suggest to ask a question?. I talk it easier, only question to team to decide themselves. Reply Zhang xinlei January 6, 2024 at 9:17 am | # I think it is normal if this situation happened for one or two times. According to the ground rules, it is permitted for anyone to ask anyone. So, I would make intervention. But if during the course of session, the PP is almost the only person to ask questions, in order to help the team members to improve the participation and ask more questions, I would intervene by asking, “So far, what do you think of the questions asked by the team as a whole? Based on a scale of 1-10 points, 1 stands for very poor, 10 stands for excellent, what is your point?” Reply Jerrel Denijn January 14, 2024 at 8:16 am | # Well, the way the situation is presented, allows multiple answers. If the question is a reaction on a open- ended question on the probllem, that is great. As long as it is a question to understand better what is meant with the open-ended question. Reply Huong Nguyễn Thi Mai January 15, 2024 at 10:37 am | # If PP asks question when presenting problem, I will help him/her to make clear by asking: PP, do you ask a question or present a problem? How can you help other member understand what issue do you have? If PP asks questions during the process of AL session, it is accepted by the 1st rule of AL that any one can ask any one. As an AL coach, I may intervene by asking: PP, who do you give this question for? Reply Wongwarut Traiwut February 1, 2024 at 1:36 am | # Since PP is a member in a working team. PP has right to ask questions according to ground rules. If PP didn’t specific any person to answer, I will ask PP “Who would you like to get the answer from?” Reply Ma Dulce Edillor February 11, 2024 at 1:36 am | # “Anyone can ask a question of anyone at any time” thus, the problem presenter may add value to the discussion by asking great question/s that can trigger further thought and reflection from the team members. It may help the team to be more creative and stay focused. As the Coach, I will encourage active participation from every member. Reply Leave a comment You must be logged in to post a comment.