Re: ways to receive meeting feedback at close?
From: Muriel Kranowski (
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 17:14:20 -0800 (PST)
We used to have a quick go-round at the end of the meeting where the facilitator(s) asked those present "what would you keep/change/delete about how we ran this meeting?" This question seemed to make it easier for members to point out what they had not liked. (We don't do this any more, for a variety of reasons, but I think it was helpful early on.)

But no matter how you phrase the question, if all you get back is "great job!" then it is probably time to devote a session to the greater need for honest feedback over politeness and not wanting to discourage facilitators and so forth.

  Muriel at Shadowlake Village Cohousing, Blacksburg

At 10:04 AM 10/29/2009, you wrote:
Hi, all--

New member here: Arielle, new Equity member with the forming Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage in Maine (and we're on a roll!). I'm very excited to learn from all of you and join you in this journey.

For now, though, a relatively straightforward question: Can anyone suggest successful ways to receive quick feedback at the end of a business (general or Equity, in our case) meeting? We normally only have 5-15 mins for this bit, and have been doing "round robin" quick soundbyte feedback, but we've found that this mostly garners "great job!, nice meeting!" etc. I'm co-facilitating for the first time in a couple weeks and would like to try something new. Something that both gets honest response AND ends the meeting on a soulful note, ideally.


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