Scenario:Leg Stretch Written by DrBea on June 18, 2018. Posted in Action Learning, WIAL Action Learning, WIAL Talk As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: A member stands during a session. Tags: Action Leaning, Action Learning, Action Learning Coach, WIAL, WIAL Action Learning, WIAL Talk Trackback from your site. Comments (8) wei xiao June 27, 2018 at 9:56 am | # My reaction to it would be different depending on different situation: Situation 1: If the person stand and not well engage into the discussion, I will ask the team: – Does every member engage into the discussion? – What you have observed? – What would be the impact? – What we need to do? Situation 2. The person stand but full engage into the discussion, and the team member accept his behavior, I will let it go without any interference. Situation 3. The person stand and engage into the discussion, and the rest of the team member or most of the team member looks tired. I will ask the team: – How did you satisfy on the team progress right now? (if the answer is not satisfied) – What’s the impact now to the progress? (if the answer is feeling tired) – What’s the impact if we remain in such situation? – What we need to do then? If the team decide to add an addition short break, or decide to all stand to move away their tiredness, just let me do that. Just remind them the timing requirement of the session. Reply wei xiao August 15, 2019 at 10:05 pm | # 1、Maybe the team member really felt not well for some lumbar issue and need to stand up. For this case, I will not interfere on it and let him go with the way he felt most comfortable. 2、If I noticed that the team member stand without participating into the discussion. I will asked the team member”” I noticed you haven’t joint into the discussion, Any reason for that?” ( He maybe responded as I have given my comment just know, but none have been accepted by them, so I think I might not able to contribute to it” I will then asked the team:” Hi, everyone, how do you think on it? To continue, what we need to do then？“ Reply Jonathan Tice July 25, 2018 at 9:01 am | # As an action learning coach I would handle the situation based on the reaction of other group members. If the member decided to stand during the session because they were of low energy or had some sort of physical pain and was not disruptive I would not intervene. If at any point it became disruptive or distracting I would intervene by stating I had observed the member standing and ask the group what impact this behavior has on the work being done by the group. It would be up to the group to determine if this behavior was disruptive or a result of low energy or another reason. I would appropriately query the group once they decided what the reason was. For instance, if they decided they were low on energy then I would ask how they could become more energized? Or could the group do to reenergize those who were low on energy. In any scenario if the member standing causes an issue with learning or group performance than I must intervene as the action learning coach. Reply govind singhal March 16, 2021 at 5:16 am | # I will pause the session and ask the member if s/he has any problem or needs any help. In case of an affirmative response, I will facilitate the help that the member needs. In case the members response is in negative, I will request the member to sit down. At the same time I will remind all other the team members to stay seated till the end of the session unless there is any problem. Reply govind singhal March 16, 2021 at 8:08 am | # I will pause the session and ask the Team member if s/he has any problem or needs any help. In case of an affirmative response, I will facilitate the help that Team member needs. In case Team member’s response is negative, I will request the member to sit down. At the same time I will remind all the other team members to stay seated till the end of the session unless there is any problem. Reply Nhung Tuyet Lam March 31, 2021 at 12:40 pm | # As an Action Learning Coach, I will intervene as below: Coach: Hello sir, why are you standing? => I need to stretch my legs Coach: What happened? => I’ve been sitting for 4 hours prior coming to this session, so I need a rest. Coach: Do you think you can continue? => I think so, just need a short break Coach: I see. Hello team, we have a team member who need a short break. What should we do know? => Let’s have a 10 mins break and come back to the session Coach: Does everyone agree? => Yes Coach: Then we will come back at… and resume the session. Reply Nhung Tuyet Lam April 16, 2021 at 12:23 pm | # As an AL coach, in order to maintain team’s performance and concentration I will first check the reason why the member is doing so. Then I check the consensus of the team. Finally, agree on the final proposal from the team. Hello sir, why are you standing? What happened? Hello team, we have a team member who requests a short break, what should we do now? Does everyone agree on the proposal? Then we will have a short break and resume the session at…. Reply Thị Lan Anh Nguyen March 7, 2022 at 9:01 pm | # Mindset: When a member stands throughout a session, they may have personal reasons. Coach needs to check with that member first by asking questions. Action: – Hello A, I see that you have been standing throughout the session. Is there any problems that prevented you from sitting down to join the team like everyone else? In case A shares that they have physical health problems and can not sit down, Coach will ask the team: – With the health condition that A has shared, what can the team do to guarantee the quality of today’s session? In case A has no physical health problems and they stand because “they like it”, Coach will ask the team: – Hello team! What would happen if the team works with 1 member standing throughout the session? – What can we do to improve this problem? Coach reflects for new learning or experiment: Check team’s mental and physical health before the session. Reply Leave a comment You must be logged in to post a comment.