Scenario: Presenter Questions

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: All of the questions are directed at the problem presenter.

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    ratirat joypradit

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    “Team , Did we asking question that direct to only one person or distribute to everyone
    equally?”
    “What would be the impact if team still keep asking like this ?”
    “What would team decide to do after this for improving this situation ?”

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    ratirat joypradit

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    “Team , Did we asking question that direct to only one person or distribute to
    everyone equally?”
    “What would be the impact if team still keep asking like this ?”
    “What would team decide to do after this for improving this situation ?”

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    Tom Palmer

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    Upon checking in, I would first ask, “How are we doing with directing questions at others besides the problem presenter?”
    Then, “Why is it important that we ask questions to others as well?”
    Then, “What can we do differently moving forward to [reference responses/reasons from second question]?”

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    Krist Kroopasa

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    I will intervene:
    1. The team! How is our teamwork going now? What is happening?
    2. What is the impact on the team if all questions are still directed to the PP?
    3. What we can do to improve?

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    Toan Than

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    I intervene with questions
    – How is our teamwork going now?
    – If team don’t recognize, I will ask “I observed that All of the questions are directed at the problem presenter. How it may impact to the working of team?”
    – What we can do to improve?

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    Sharifah Azizah Haron

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    Upon observing the situation, I would raise the team’s awareness about the issue. First, I would ask the three basic question to the team: “Team, how are we doing as a group so far? (on a scale of 1 to 10; 1 – poor, 10 – excellent)” After getting their response, follow up with, “What are we doing well?” and “What could we do better?” But, if none is mentioned about how all questions are directed to the problem presenter, I posed this question to the group, “Team, anyone remember what are the two ground rule of AL” and followed by this question “Team, how asking questions to other members besides the problem presenter would this help in finding solution to the problem? [Who has the next question…]

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    Danny de Ruiter

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    As an ALC I would intervene by asking:
    – “How are we cooperating as a team so far?”
    If no-one comes up with the fact that the questions are only being directed at the problem presenter, I would ask:
    “I’ve noticed that the questions have been directed only at the problem presenter. Do you agree?”
    If so:
    “What’s the impact of this on the team’s work?”
    And
    “How can we improve this?”

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    Ana Pierrotti

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    I would intervene by asking: “Team, how are we doing by following the basic rule? Who would remind us about that rule?” As soon as someone answer that question – Anyone can ask a question of anyone at any time – very likely they auto regulate by themselves.

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    Christian Manlapaz

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    This has happened. I paused the session and asked what have the group observed with the questions? How will the presenter not asking questions affect the learning and reflections of the group? What can we do to improve the situation? How do you want to move forward with the session? What did we learn about this intervention? Who has the next question?

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