What to do when the group diverts from the topic during group discussion ?
What should you do when the group diverts from the topic during group discussion?
If the group discussion is diverting to a similar topic.
Many a times, after a prolonged discussion on a topic, the discussion may tend to divert. You should not panic in such a situation.
When you see that the discussion is diverting towards another similar topic, do not give your views immediately. Take time to understand where the discussion is heading to and then put your views across.
You are supposed to make friends and not enemies during the discussion. Slowly, start talking and make sure you do not keep quiet once the discussion goes strong. Try to repeat somebody's else view points in your own words. Try to put in your points in such a way that the discussion may comes back to the initial topic.
You should listen to others carefully as it may help you to get some good points. Speak with clarity.
If the group discussion is diverting to a completely different topic.
In such a situation, make sure that it should not be carried forward. Speak immediately and gently remind the group that the discussion is heading in a wrong direction and we should get back on the track. Now, put across some points to get the discussion on track again.