As punctuality was emphasized in the pre-distributed agenda, all participants were on time. The provision of pre-drinks, both cold and hot, was highly appreciated and broke the ice between the participants. The ten minutes warm up session had greatly relaxed the participants who were ready to tackle the more serious issues of the meeting agendas. The various points of the agenda were taken one by one. The facilitator was a good idea because he had specialized in human psychology with good listening power. When the participants digressed from the main issue or extended their time limit, he was able to point it out and was able to bring them back on the track. He was assertive without being aggressive. I had also ensured that each of the stakeholders was able to give his or her ideas on the issue. I had used wit and humor to ease tension among the participants and helped promote a proactive session where people could put forward their opinions without the threat of a backlash. We were able to generate as many different ideas and opinions as possible within a given time schedule. The various perspectives and paradigms of the agendas hugely facilitated in resolving the problems and come with realistic action plans. For each of the agenda and issues discussed, we were able to develop an action plan. The responsibility for the implementation of the same was also given to the persons. I had assured them that for any problems each of them was welcome to share the same with me so that resolution of the same was expedited. This was greatly appreciated by the participants because they were apprehensive of unforeseen circumstances which could adversely impact the implementation of the action plans. I had especially emphasized on the need for regular feedback on the various levels of implementation of the action plans. It would help us to identify the factors that could be hindering the expected outcome. The meeting had ended with a thorough analysis of the salient points of the discussions, the majority of which were the important inputs from the participants themselves.
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