"What are the first words that come to mind to
describe how this group functions?"
"What made you choose those words?
Give specific incidents or examples."

This question can work well when you want to identify functional aspects of group process such as "what we're really good at", or "elephants in the room". It encourages people to begin naming and unraveling aspects of group dynamics that may not be discussed openly on a regular basis.

See Making Questions Work, Chapter 6, Questions for Thinking Critically", p 147.

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