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Roles in a conversation

As a facilitator, lead or participant you play different roles in the conversation
Written by Martin West
Updated 5 months ago

Roles in a conversation

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As a participant

As a new participant to Janars, you will have been invited by a facilitator or lead to join a team in an interplay. 

The facilitator or lead will organize meetings and invite you. You’ll receive email notifications:

You'll be asked to participate in conversations by:

  • Engaging in discussions
  • Providing answers to questions
  • Voting, scoring and ranking ideas, answers, and topic to help set priorities and make decisions as a team
  • Provide your agreement or disagreement to the final output of facilitated conversations

As a facilitator or lead

You invite participants to interplays

  • You can add new people to Janars or you can search for people you have worked with before.

You kick-off interplays, lead conversations and capture answers (when the card is distributed to you).

You can assign yourself as a facilitator or lead. And you can make other a facilitator or lead (one at a time), and then you loose facilitator/lead rights in editing of the cards (except you have access to the interplay edit and can also switch the person who is the facilitator or lead).   

  • As a facilitator, you may facilitate the conversation and provide content when documenting the facilitated conversation.
  • Leads are facilitators and also provide input just as participants. 
Generally it is best to be a facilitator when you are present to purely facilitate and your participation would create bias in the results of the conversation. It is best to be a lead when you are part of the team and are facilitating the conversation and will have input into the content.

This setting is made when assigning or editing the team to the interplay. In the picture above, the user is selecting between facilitator or lead or participant. If facilitator or lead is selected then, all others in the team are defaulted to participants. 
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