Whose job is it to make people want to be there?

"What if people still don't want to be there?"

- As discussed in the last post, there are two reasons for this: people don’t have a sense of purpose in the group, or the team hasn't been built as well as it could be.

Regarding purpose - it’s the responsibility of the facilitator to convey the importance of being at that meeting at all. Part of this is clearly communicating the desired outcome for the meeting (like deciding on the theme for the fall program fundraiser).

This also begs the question - does everyone who has been called to participate really need to be there? Do you need every member of your alternative break E-board present at an information session, or will five steadfast believers do the trick?

If you can do the job with “fewer cooks in the kitchen,” so much the better for all involved.