Why facilitation?

The world of work is changing, but one thing is here to stay: humans meeting and working together, to get things done.

With collaboration, creativity and adaptability now recognised amongst the most in-demand skills of the future - companies know that throwing people into a space and saying 'make!' doesn't cut it anymore.

Whether it's offline, online or a mix of both (#hybrid) - the key to making group-work work is someone with the skills to guide the way.

Facilitation is about guiding processes, projects, meetings and gatherings. It's about supporting people to do their best work, unlocking potential and ensuring time, energy and resources are always well spent.

Role of a facilitator

From making sure every voice is heard, to boosting engagement and output - Facilitators are the secret sauce to future-proofing your business.

Facilitation can not only help you to collaborate effectively with your team, it can empower your discussions, meetings, teamwork and the overall effectiveness and efficiency of your organisation.

Mischief Makers is infamous for supercharging gatherings with exactly the right dose of energy, smooth running and that human touch.

Midwife of ideas
Fostering engagement
Connecting people
Getting the most out of people's time
Creating space for every voice to be heard
Creating atmosphere
Guiding process towards a shared goal
Energizing people
Invisible force

How mischievous facilitation helps your team

The business case for facilitation

Whether online, offline or hybrid, by intentionally investing in how you bring people together, you cash in on numerous benefits. From unlocking the creative potential of diversity of thought - to increasing productivity, employee engagement and retention. Ultimately, embracing facilitation can directly drive better financial performance.
A no brainer right?

Time well spent

Time really is money. *Research shows wasting time through ineffective meetings cost up to $399 billion in the US and £58 billion in the UK. An employees attention and energy is a limited yet incredibly valuable resource - so let's make sure it's well spent - and transform that ROI. By ensuring your meetings are carefully crafted to healthy manage energy, inclusive discussion, with goal-orientated processes - you're setting up for success no matter what the project.

*INC: A survey of 6,500 people from the USA, UK, and Germany across 19 million meetings observed.

Employee retention

2022 is being hailed as 'The Great Resignation'*. Having reaccessed work-life balance during lockdown, employees have become more discerning about what gives and takes their energy professionally. By proactively shaping more engaging, human and enjoyable meetings and ways of working, you're not only wiping out zoom fatigue you're offering a platform for people to thrive, connect and feel motivated to do their best work.

*World Economic Forum

Engagement and evolution

The world of work is forever changed, and we're now at the forefront of shaping new ways of working which are fit to continuously adapt. Your teams need to be equipped to be equally productive when they're meeting in person, online or a hybrid mix of the two. Skilled meeting prep and facilitation allows leaders to make sure every voice is heard, all input is supported and every team member has an equally productive experience. Moreover, the best facilitators can ensure people, whether remote or onsite, can always connect on a human level and feel those company culture vibes.

Fostering inclusion

Diversity of thought is finally recognised as absolutely imperative for true success and impact. Now in an era where online and hybrid work modes add a new level of complexity, expertise in how to host environments and conversations which invite, celebrate, respect and support diverse voices are vital. Ensuring every participant can feel confident and comfortable bringing their full self to any conversation, means you unlock vastly untapped potential in your workforce.

Facilitation for good

At Mischief makers we believe facilitation can be a powerful driver for change. Skilled Facilitators enable inclusive and effective collaboration, they empower people to do their best work.

Adding Facilitation power into a 'for good' project, unlocks potential and boosts any team driving to make our world a better place.

Ready to make some mischief?

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Whether you’re interested in working together, want to know more about Facilitation, or simply have a question for us, reach out.

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