If you’re leading a meeting to create something or decide something, here are the Four Essential Functions that I think are most helpful to the group.
Each of these can be done in a variety of ways with a variety of intensities. The best meeting facilitators have many strategies to make sure each of these four functions are done well in every meeting.
If you want a 9-minute crash course, this video is for you. And there's a companion handout, below on the right.