The following 4 basic rules fir change actions should always be applied for all change instances, activities, events, interactions and sessions when either dealing with or guiding an individual with regards to his/her personal self-change, self-empowerment and psyche management quest.
Any change decision, session or any kind of interference, must not end until definite “next steps” has been identified and clarified. Thus, all participants should know what has happened, is happening and what should happen next.
All issues, task and assignments shall be owned and dealt with at the proper level and within context. Thus, individual responsibility within group accountability. Therefore the session or interaction do not end, unless each participant knows exactly what his/her responsibilities and expected contributions are.
Every issue dealt with during a session and\or activity should be covered by one of the following, as determined by the context, dynamic or the circumstances…
- First a recommendation (advise), and then expected ACTION or
- First an expected ACTION, then advise (corrective recommendations).
Thus, to what extent should one allow for a educated “trail-and-error implementation” and gaining of experiences regarding the issues as discussed during a the session.
Initiate, establish and maintain a reliable follow-up system for regular checkup’s (monitoring & evaluation) events. Let all participants involved realize that at some stage, they will be held accountable for their choices, decisions and actions.
Following and applying the above basic rules of change, ensure that facilitation sessions and/or activities are sourcing from “consensus conduct” to deliver productive outcomes or results more efficiently, and with much less frustration, resentment, aggression and unnecessary unproductive conflicts.