Facilitation Styles of van Maurik

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Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands
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. 1: 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 intellect and information. 2: Creative Group Catalyst. Low degree of input of data, opinion and information together with a low intervention level into the group process. This approach is used (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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