Troubleshooting Challenging Group Dynamics                        Issue                                                   ...
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Running efective virtual team meetings. Virtual Teams Guide: http://aim-strategies.com/blog

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Question: Dealing with Dominant Personalities During Virtual Meetings

Answer: If you don’t want one person to dominate, it’s up to you to monitor who is actively participating, and to (1) intervene when one person hogs air time and (2) engage everyone in the discussion, even if some participants say very little. As soon as you believe someone is dominating the discussion intervene immediately. For example, say, “Thanks, for making that point. Let’s have Larry’s take on that issue.” READ MORE: http://aim-strategies.com/blog/2012/10/08/virtual-team-meetings-qa/

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Running efective virtual team meetings. Virtual Teams Guide: http://aim-strategies.com/blog

  1. 1. Troubleshooting Challenging Group Dynamics Issue Technique Dominating Personalities • Re-direct to others by posing a question to everyone • Provide feedback to the individual(s) after the meeting Negative Participants • Explore and find out why the conversation is turning negative • Ask the team to explore why this dynamic is occurring Silent Riders • Ask the team member to lead a discussion or present a concept to the group Warriors • Speak to members individually to explore why this is occurring • Provide feedback and coaching Absentees • Connect with them one-on-one to better understand their absences: they maybe confused or need more information • Explore the absence and encourage participation; absence could indicate the individual does not get value from the meetings.© American Management Association. All rights reserved. 20

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