strategic planning consulting

Meeting Facilitation

Acrux specializes in facilitating any kind of meeting, from board level strategic planning sessions to deep dives on ERP implementation specifics. Our process focuses on a few things that make meetings that include us significantly better than other meetings:
1. A clear objective that is understood by all with the flexibility needed to accommodate important issues
2. A process that engages everyone and ensures that all the voices are heard
3. The clarity of action plans that ensure accountability and timely deliverables
Client Example: Imagine a company facing a critical decision about whether to enter a new market with their product. The leadership team is divided, and there are strong opinions on both sides of the argument. In this scenario, meeting facilitation can play a crucial role in reaching a better decision.
Here’s an example of how meeting facilitation can help:
1. Objective Setting: The facilitator begins by clarifying the meeting’s purpose and objectives. In this case, the goal is to make an informed decision about market entry.
2. Structured Discussion: The facilitator establishes ground rules for the discussion, ensuring that everyone has a chance to speak and that the conversation remains respectful and focused. They create a structured agenda that allows for a thorough exploration of the issue.
3. Information Gathering: The facilitator encourages the team to share all relevant information and data. They may use techniques like brainstorming, SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats), or expert presentations to ensure that everyone has a comprehensive understanding of the situation.
4. Balanced Input: If some team members are dominating the discussion while others remain quiet, the facilitator intervenes to ensure that all perspectives are heard. They may ask open-ended questions to draw out quieter participants.
5. Conflict Resolution: When disagreements arise, the facilitator guides the team through constructive discussions. They help identify the root causes of disagreements, encourage active listening, and facilitate compromises or consensus-building.
6. Decision-Making Process: The facilitator assists the team in selecting a decision-making process, such as voting or consensus. They ensure that the chosen method aligns with the team’s dynamics and objectives.
6. Documentation: Throughout the meeting, the facilitator documents key points, decisions, and action items, ensuring that there is a clear record of the discussion and outcomes.
7. Follow-Up: After the meeting, the facilitator may follow up to ensure that action items are assigned, and deadlines are set. This helps to keep the decision-making process on track.
By employing effective meeting facilitation techniques, the team can explore the market entry decision thoroughly, consider all relevant factors, and address any conflicts or biases. This structured approach fosters open communication and collaboration, leading to a more informed and well-considered decision. Ultimately, meeting facilitation helps the team reach a consensus or make a decision that is based on a broader and more balanced perspective, increasing the likelihood of success in their market entry strategy.

Other benefits of working with us!

Collaboration Thrives

Our facilitation expertise brings people together, transcending barriers, and nurturing a culture of trust, respect, and mutual understanding. Collaboration becomes second nature, propelling innovation and progress.

Goals are Achieved Effortlessly

With our guidance, clients effortlessly translate their aspirations into tangible results. The achievement of personal and organizational objectives becomes a natural and joyful journey.

Individuals Flourish

We empower individuals to explore their unique talents, tap into their inner strengths, and flourish both personally and professionally. Each person reaches their fullest potential, contributing their best to the collective success.

Organizations Excel

Companies and institutions guided by our facilitation processes become more adaptable, responsive, and resilient. They excel in their respective fields, guided by a shared sense of purpose and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Global Impact

Acrux Consulting transcends borders, making facilitation accessible and transformative on a global scale. We strive to make the world a better place by enabling positive change in diverse communities and industries.