Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Facilitation: 12 Principles of Process Facilitation - Principle 5: Recording


Here comes Part 5 of the 12 Principles of Process Facilitation.

Facilitators record almost every ideas generated by the participants. It is a very tiring job. Why do they do so?

The purpose of recording is never recording!

Recording is never the core task of a facilitator. Facilitators' core task is to make thing easier and faster for the participants during the process. If recording is just for recording, it is something after the process!

Recording is a mean for Ideas Generation!

The ideas written down out there continuously stimulate the minds of the participants to generate even more ideas. The ideas recorded also present to every participants the flow of their thoughts and keep everybody on track.

So, don't record for the purpose of recording!

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