Here’s how a quick hack can change everything.
Facilitation = Making something possible.Gabor Bitter
Facilitative interventions can be small and simple.
And can take place everywhere.
Even in curious places.
The other day, I was facilitating in the swimming pool.
The pool was crowded when I arrived. It was lane-swimming time. The pool was split into six lanes: slow, medium, and fast.
Each of the swimmers followed his/ her path through the water. Some tried to keep their line in the middle, or on the left or the right-hand side of the swimming lane but most were zigzagging around each other.
I thought: This is not practical.
After diving into the water, I joined the middle lane I normally swim in.
I asked the first person who arrived if we could stay on the right-hand side of the lane and swim anti-clockwise (circle swimming clockwise or anti-clockwise is part of the lane swimmers’ etiquette). Then I waited for the others to arrive at the pool edge.
It was organized.
My intervention was quick.
One simple rule.
Let’s swim on the right-hand side.
The faster ones could overtake easily. It was not necessary to pay attention to avoid a collision of heads and bodies.
“Rules-based gatherings, controlling as they might seem, are actually bringing new freedom and openness to our gatherings.”Priya Parker
When I realized that I just facilitated in the water I smiled.
I enjoyed my swim. It was pleasant and relaxed.
If you want to change the game of your meetings and make them enjoyable for everyone, reach out. I have some ideas.
Enjoy your learning moment,
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