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Facilitation is used in a variety of areas, including education, empirical learning, conflict resolution, and negotiation. It can be said that the process is to help groups or individuals to learn, find solutions, or achieve results with the agreement of the parties.

Facilitation provides the opportunity for individuals or groups as a business team or business partner to learn on their own or find answers of problems without control or manipulation. Facilitators need good communication skills such as listening, asking questions and giving good feedback.

The goal of this process is to build teams or co-operatives or managers, build trust, open communication, clarify key roles and responsibilities, and create goals. An effective personal development plan and a mentoring agreement must be established between the facilitator and the people within the team.

Facilitating is as much an art as it is a scientific skill. It is a skill that is acquired through interaction with teams. Understanding human behavior in the workplace is one of the keys to success. A healthy team is a system, just as a company is a system.

In a vacuum, the emergence of a good team rarely happens. Senior managers and facilitators need to be in direct contact with the team to support progress toward their goal. Newly formed teams or newcomers need more careful monitoring. The facilitator and team leader must respect the abilities of the team members so that they can take responsibility for their own success.

The following article gives you more information about facilitation, which I recommend you read:

What is facilitation and how can we acquire this skill and add this role to our teams?

When to use a facilitator?
Facilitation is effective when co-founders or team members see obstacles in achieving the goals of the team or company or startup that they themselves are unable to overcome. Sometimes differences between members are an obstacle, and sometimes there is a lack of mutual understanding, and sometimes there is a lack of transparency, and of course there are other reasons for these obstacles. Senior executives and team leaders need to be a facilitator, and facilitation is one of their skills, but sometimes obstacles are in the way of senior executives themselves, or managers need the help of a facilitator outside the company.
What is the purpose of facilitation?
Facilitation may be for rooting out and resolving disputes between co-operatives, or for building trust, open communication, clarifying roles, key responsibilities and review, and setting goals for the team.
How to get facilitation services?
The facilitation process begins with setting rules, expectations, time frame, goals, and success criteria, and requires the active participation of all. The facilitator, of course, uses different techniques to engage and advance the sessions. Facilitation is mainly done during face-to-face meetings with the applicants, but during the process it may be necessary to hold mentoring, team building or coaching sessions, which will be discussed by phone with the company's senior managers and assessed if necessary. And they can be done online and in person.
Do special rules have to be followed by individuals to facilitate them?
Yes, it certainly is. I recommend that you read the article whose link is at the beginning of this page. This article discusses some of these rules.