Scenario:Leg Stretch

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation:

A member stands during a session.

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    wei xiao

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    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.

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      wei xiao

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      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?“

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    Jonathan Tice

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    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.

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    govind singhal

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    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.

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    govind singhal

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    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.

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    Nhung Tuyet Lam

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    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.

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    Nhung Tuyet Lam

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    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….

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