Prevent Conflict Before the Meeting

Here’s some really good news! “Almost all meeting conflict can be prevented by good preparation, clarity about roles, responsibilities, ground rules, expected outcomes, and decision-making methods.” — Facilitator’s Fieldbook

Everyone hates wasting time in meetings. Whether you are facilitating the meeting, attending as a participant, or making arrangements for a client, ensure you are clear about, and agree to, the OARRS. Doing so will go a long way toward creating Great Meetings!

  • Outcomes: Why are we meeting?
  • Agenda: What topics will we address, when, & how?
  • Roles: What will be expected of me?
  • Rules: How will we work together?
  • Scope: What are empowered to do?

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Author: myriamlaberge

M.A. (Economics), Certified Professional Facilitator Founder & Managing Director