Scenario: Uninvited Guest

As an Action Learning Coach how would you handle the following situation:

An animal – bird, monkey, or other – enters the room through an open window.

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    Sumaia Thomas

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    As soon as we had noticed the uninvited guest, I would ask the group how they want to handle the situation – “I’ve noticed we have an uninvited and expected guest, mr. bird. How would you like to handle this situation to keep all focused on this session? or How about take a 5’break in order to ask for someone’s help to drive back mr.bird to outside the room, and keep us all focused on this session? – I would wait for everybody to answer and we moved accordingly.

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    Wytze Tesselaar

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    I would immediately pause the session because it wil distract right away. Adres the problem and take a five minute coffee break. Catch the animal, make a selfie with the group, give it a hug, have a good laugh about it, give the animal back to mother nature and carry on. The moment you carry on you first have to summarise the session shortly before the ‘incident’ happened.

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    Archirawish Pakchotipong

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    As an AL Coach , I will intervene and noticed about the uninvited guest
    If an uninvited guest is dangerous I will stop that session and try to take care my self and team members to safety first.

    If uninvited guest is undangerous, I will ask the question
    “In this situation , What is impact ours about working as a team?”
    “As a team , How would we decide to do for the good Learning results for the team?”

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    Weranuch Wongwatanakul

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    The session is being interrupted and it technically pause.
    Once invited guest leaves the group, as an AL coach, I should observe if there are any of team members get panic or freak out of that animal. If not, I would invite team members to get back to the session. Then, asking them “What happened in the past 10 minutes? “How it matter to our session?” Then, I should let them respond and asking further “How will we continue our process?”
    However, if there is a team member who seem not be able to continue with the session (e.g. too panic, get allergic, get bitten). I might discuss briefly with the client’s representative/host that it should be better for that team member and the group for letting him/her taking a break and leave the session. Then, when getting back to the session with similar statement like i mentioned above.

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