Dynamic Facilitation is particularly suitable as a method when there are different opinions and ideas on an issue, which can be associated with a variety of emotions, for example:
- Problems that no one believes can be solved anymore
- Complex, difficult topics
- Strategic, “big” issues
- Topics with conflict potential
- Already existing conflicts
Dynamic Facilitation is also used in particular to accompany transformation processes.
Dynamic Facilitation is thematically less suitable when a quick decision is required or the number of possible solutions is limited from the outset.
The method can be used in companies as well as in the social, voluntary and political sectors. The decisive factor is not so much the content, but more the requirement for the solutions:
Should it be creative, be supported by all, connect the individual group members and bring them into action? It is precisely for these requirements that the use of Dynamic Facilitation can bring the desired results.
Dynamic Facilitation was originally developed to arrive at new solutions in groups, but it can also be used in one-on-one meetings. The ideal group size is between eight and twenty people, so that all participants can have their say. However, Dynamic Facilitation is also possible with more participants – up to 80 people.
If the units are very large and the interests of many people are to be taken into account, an alternative is a Wisdom Council Process, which is moderated with Dynamic Facilitation.