The facilitation blog


Definition of facilitation

Before defining facilitation as a professional activity, let’s take a look at its etymological origin. Facilitation comes from the verb “to facilitate”, which in turn comes from the Italian “facilitare”: to make easy or easier. The common Latin root of these words is the adjective “facilitis”: something that is done easily. The Antidote software program […]

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When a taste of facilitation creates demanding participants

Many people can now bear witness to the fact that facilitation opens up largely unexplored channels of dialogue, communication and collective effort within organisations. They would also attest to resulting decisions unifying all stakeholders and leading to outstanding team mobilisation. But there’s a catch: it makes them demanding. Once people have had a taste of […]

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Internal facilitators: sign of collaboration maturity?

Many organisations are taking it upon themselves to break down silo mentality and reconfigure workspaces to facilitate communication, aid information flows and even share out some of their decision-making powers. Organisations that have successfully trialled a collective intelligence approach have even introduced internal facilitators and are seeing the benefits daily: An environment where people are […]

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