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Self-Directed Process

Self-directed

  1. Encourage participants to discuss their hopes and look for common ground
  2. Be willing to let go of your position for the greater good.
  3. Seek to find the shared wisdom in the group
  4. Listen to and reflect what others say
  5. Use I statements
  6. Speak about issues, not personalities
  7. Be candid, offer your best insights and ideas
  8. Establish constructive communication guidelines
  9. Focus on information exchange rather than debate
  10. Assess progress along the way
  11. Help team members find shared solutions
  12. Gain commitments to translate the solutions into results
  13. Bring discussions to a constructive close

Remember, when operating with large groups; do not allow time constraints or difficult dynamics to keep you from engaging everyone who has a stake in the issue or relevant information to offer. Use the process accordion style, moving back and forth between the large group and smaller working groups.

Remember, virtual teams offer great opportunities to tap the best talent. A clear process and thoughtful selection tools will guide you toward your selected objectives.

Reference: HOW GREAT DECISIONS GET MADE: 10 EASY STEPS FOR REACHING AGREEMENT ON EVEN THE TOUGHEST ISSUES By Don Maruska

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Author:

Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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