Flow brings transformative group process to workgroups.
I’m Laura Nabity, Flow’s principal facilitator. I design and use facilitation techniques to help workgroups shift from a quagmire to a flow.
What does the quagmire look like?
Maybe you have felt stuck, frustrated, or the absence of energy in a group. These are characteristics of the quagmire, where:
- goals are fuzzy or non-existent,
- members hold back or communicate indirectly,
- members feel excluded from the group,
- prolonged conflict remains unaddressed,
- actions are inconsistent with goals,
- the group sees itself as helpless in a stressful work environment, or
- the group remains inert or regresses.
What does flow look like?
Maybe you have felt the creativity, satisfaction, or high energy of a group. These are characteristics of flow, where:
- goals are clear,
- members participate fully,
- members have a sense of identity with the group,
- conflict is navigated and often resolved,
- the group directs its behavior toward goals,
- the group has the capacity to disarm a stressful work environment, and
- the group progresses.
Sometimes a group gets into a flow on its own, but more often it doesn’t happen naturally. This is because group members have subject matter expertise not group process expertise. So they naturally struggle.
The Flow difference
The difference between “before” and “after” Flow Facilitation feels like night and day. By the end of our work, your group will feel more relaxed, honest, creative, and engaged. The group will be more tightly knit, able to respond quicker and more effectively to the unique challenges that your organization faces.
And your organization will benefit from the cost savings a productive group generates, the achievement of deliverables, the positive shift in workgroup experience, and the power of new possibilities.
Flow’s distinction is an emphasis on process. Group process and dynamics play a large role in how the work gets done and whether or not new possibilities open up for the group. Flow is interested in transformative group process that supports core changes in both the individual and the group as a living organism. As such, I facilitate with a focus on process that moves the task and the group forward.
My process and services
- Consultation to explore what’s not working, what you’ve tried, and what Flow Facilitation can do to help. By the end of this step, you’ll have a set of objectives and a clear idea of how we’re moving forward.
- Facilitation design that outlines the pain points, objectives, and tasks needed to turbocharge workgroup interactions. Through a round of feedback, I refine the design.
- Workgroup facilitation that puts the design to work. The group embarks on the process to iron out wrinkles and create solutions. I’m present to hear and respond to the group as it works through the process and addresses your most challenging business problems.
- Documentation that represents the group’s work and keeps the flow going!
Flow Facilitation also conducts training workshops that help increase your organization’s capacity for facilitative leadership and constructive group process.