“Firstly, people like to collaborate and learn in different ways. To truly involve all individuals within a large and diverse group, there are multiple ways to enable participation. In a workshop setting, participants who are more introverted may have some fantastic ideas but could hesitate speaking up and sharing their thoughts compared to if they had the opportunity to write them down. So building digital facilitation into your processes will help involve all members of the group.
Secondly, learning never stops. Discussion shouldn’t be limited to a defined time and place, for example a workshop or meeting, but rather precede beforehand and continue afterwards. With digital facilitation you can extend the learning process to supplement virtual and face-to-face facilitation with asynchronous facilitation.
Thirdly, documenting, sharing and following up on face-to-face workshops and meetings consumes a substantial amount of time for consultants and facilitators. With digital facilitation there is no need to spend time on converting notes from flip charts and sticky notes into a consolidated set of documentation, but rather it can be done simultaneously during the workshop itself.
And fourthly, traditionally participants only had the possibility to take part either virtually or face-to-face, which limited how many people could collaborate on a change initiative or learning program. But with digital facilitation, there are no limits when it comes to scaling up processes to involve large groups of people from wherever they happen to be.”
Source: Digital Visual Facilitation
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