facilitator

  

Definition

Individual who acts as a 'lubricant' by helping a team with issues such as communications or problem solving but, typically, does not contribute to the actual content or management of a team's project (which is a team leader's function).

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  • The meeting went very smoothly because we had a very competent facilitator who really understood the needs of all of the persons who attended.

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  • Our boss hired a facilitator for our work team because he thought a fresh set of eyes and ears would help us communicate better.

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  • Sometimes when there is a big issue between two teams you can hire a facilitator to try and help you find a middle ground.

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