Strategic Procedural Question
How group formation can be initiated using a strategic procedural question.
A strategic procedural question is one where the questioner does not care about the answer. Asking a strategic procedural question initiates the process of group formation. This is done by one or more people within a group speaking up after the question has been asked, who represent their interests by taking a position. These are the people who are (want to) be entitled to the position of informal leader.
- Joint lunch yes/no?
- Break at 12pm or 1pm?
- Handouts digital or printed?
Important: The examples given are possible questions. The questioner does not have to care about the result . The question is only for group formation.
Situations in which asking a strategic procedural question can be useful are e.g