An interesting and thought provoking post by Johnnie Moore on Trust, Control, Power, Silence.
I’ve been reflecting a lot on the notion of silence in meetings. I’ve found silences increasingly powerful points in meetings I’ve been facilitating.
I’ve also been thinking / reflecting on this. You may have seen my last post on building trust in anecdote circles – use silence. To follow this further, I wondered what percentage of “turn-taking” facilitators have for different group processes. A facilitator takes a ‘turn’ whenever they make a spoken utterance in a group. The figure below shows some initial stats I have pulled together based on live transcript data for these facilitated processes.
The initial findings suggest:
Thinking about empowerment and trust experienced in groups, I wonder whether there might be a trend towards less facilitator turn taking and greater trust and empowerment within groups?
What level of facilitator turn taking do you have?
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