Discussing the undiscussable. A workbook for improving group effectiveness and openness. Bob Dick and Tim Dalmau. This is a resource file which supports. Discussing the undiscussable. Dick, Bob, and Dalmau, Tim () Discussing the undiscussable: improving group effectiveness and openness. Paper prepared. Acad Med. Dec;89(12) doi: /ACM Discussing the undiscussable with the powerful: why and how faculty must learn to.

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Permissions Request permission to reuse content from this site. Now look discussinh over your three lists, and mark in some way those items which it would be most useful to discuss. Facilitators undiscusdable in Argyris’ approach can encourage the combination of advocacy and inquiry which Argyris uses. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The purpose of this activity is to help you to identify information which is relevant to group operation but is hard to discuss.

Xuemin Guan rated it liked it Aug 06, In fact, often the group members are not aware of them. Mistakes, Continuous Learning, and Progress.

It is as if group members obey a complex set of rules. I’m giving only 3 stars.

Lists with This Book. If people are given multiple votes, and discouraged from voting for their own offerings, agreement on the top priorities usually occurs easily. So it is useful if group members are able to make informed judgments about the way the group operates, and agree on changes if that is desirable, as it usually is.

Would you like to change to the site? As you begin to recollect what happens in the group, pay particular attention to those things you would notice, but would not mention to the other group members. Daniel Temme rated it it was amazing Apr 14, To ask other readers questions about Discussing the Undiscussableplease sign up. It is not the purpose of this workbook to achieve, or even encourage, complete honesty and openness. Her actions in doing so have various effects, for better or worse, on herself and the other group members.


In particular, the inevitable buried issues become almost impossible to disinter even when it is crucial for group effectiveness or satisfaction. Your task is to identify those items which are more discussable, and those which are less discussable. Then, using this agreement as a guide, work through the steps in your own time. You may wish to re-format this document to provide such space. What types of thoughts about the group or the people in it would you be reluctant to say aloud?

Discussing the Undiscussable: A Guide to Overcoming Defensive Routines in the Workplace

A workbook for improving group effectiveness and openness. Want to Read saving…. If you do, I suggest you use only single-sided sheets. Understanding how the group operates is thereby impeded, and improvement made difficult or impossible. Neil Barnes rated it really liked it Jan 17, There are a number of activities which allow group undscussable to renegotiate the rules by which they operate, including some which we have described elsewhere.

About the Author Bill Noonan is an educator and consultant with an international practice that includes facilitation, conducting workshops, and designing web-based learning programs.

Discussing the undiscussable

What are the differences? Good content but maybe because I knew Mutual Learning from Skilled Facilitator book already and also find myself being not very engaged in the book a bit bored?

The later steps of the activity can be strengthened by providing input on relevant skills. The group and its members are thus locked into a system which is not as effective as it might be.

In which you reconsider the location of items on your B and perhaps your C list. You will probably be able to add to your own A, B or C lists uniscussable items suggested by what other people say. To see what your friends thought discussinb this book, please sign up.


Trivia About Discussing the Un It takes you through the steps in sufficient detail that you can work without a facilitator if someone is prepared to coordinate the activities of subgroups, and monitor the time. They are more likely to do this if they understand umdiscussable the group operates, and how its operating style supports or undermines effectiveness and satisfaction.

Strategies for Case Study Groups. Arrange the instructions on the left half of that sheet, and the workspace on the right. Return to Book Page.

Alternatively, if most people in the large group do not know each other well, it may be better to form groups of those people who know each other least well. Open Preview See a Problem?

You make a private list of items undiscussabls form the basis for your individual work during the activity. Other concepts will be introduced at appropriate points throughout the workbook. Bickel is a leadership and career development coach, Falls Church, Virginia.

What is it about a group that helps to make an item discussable? How did they differ from the items which were least movable? A quick way of doing this is for each person to place a check mark against each of her three chosen conditions.

Changing the operating style of a group can sometimes do a lot to increase the effectiveness and the joy of the group members. Think of a small group as a system of rules, actions, and results This is a resource file which supports the regular public program “areol” action research and evaluation on line thd twice a year beginning in mid-February and mid-July.