Facilitation Styles of van Maurik

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Facilitation Styles of van Maurik
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
J. van Maurik argues good facilitators are those who are able to give accurate and flexible responses to their teams. He develops four styles that can be used in the facilitation process, each of which is useful in different group characteristics. An effective facilitator will be able to draw from each of the approaches depending on the needs of the group being facilitated.
Facilitation Approaches (Styles), van Maurik1: Intellectual Command. High level of facts and data input to the group, combined with a low degree of intervening into the way of interaction of the group. The facilitator needs to guide by providing clear standpoints, answers to questions, but also by challenging the group and inputting knowledge where needed. This approach is especially appropriate in teams that have clear goals but that are still demanding specialist int...Sign up

Supportive Role?? What is the Basis of an Effective Facilitator?
Jolanta, Management Consultant, Poland, Member
I'm wondering what kind of data/information the faciliator should have as in a SUPPORT role as it is defined as "support" for the group. Im my view, t...Sign up

The Support Role in van Maurik's Facilitation Approaches
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
@Jolanta : I agree that normally a facilitator is not contributing to the content of the problem the group is workin...Sign up

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