What you get
Most individuals interchange the word “facilitator” with “trainer”. It is true most of the time anyone conducting training workshop is also referred as course facilitator. Likewise, in the corporate world SME\Leaders\Managers often facilitates discussions in meetings. Which means they also have the responsibility for facilitating the discussion, rather than focusing only on the end point or the final decision to be agreed upon.
Everyone in the organization be it Sales\ HRD\ Finance\ Legal often involve into various deliberations concerning some of the challenges the organization or unit is facing. Therefore in a simple term, anyone who gets involved in any kind of arbitration/settlement/mutually beneficial conclusions between two parties also wears the hat of a facilitator.
Everyone has to wear the Facilitator Hat ! Question is are you effective?
You may want to address these questions
- How you involve yourself in group activities. Are they giving you the desire results?
- What hat you normally wear – a formal leader or group member when you are addressing your team?
- How can you contribute more effectively to the group to achieve organizational goals.