Facilitating Reality TV

28th January 2011

I facilitated a meeting this week for 32 reality TV producers. Apart from really enjoying working with a group of really professional, creative people, I was struck by some of the comparisons in our work, such as…

  • The need to improvise, based on what the group do
  • The need to understand group dynamics and how people respond to social situations
  • The need to continually develop new ideas and ways of getting the group to work

In all seriousness, I think the comparison ends here, as I don’t think that the set of a reality TV show is somewhere where people would feel safe enough to have deep and meaningful conversations. Whereas, I like to think that, in the meetings I facilitate, a safe environment is created, so people can speak without fear of retribution, or being voted out!!!