The old idea of facilitation defined the role as a function of meetings. We're now looking at facilitation in a more nuanced and rich way. The conversations, exchanges and progress we facilitate outside meetings is completely as important and often more significant than what happens in meetings. This is particularly true when we stop relying on meetings as the prime media for communicating, updating and working. High engagement groups use meetings as the least favored way to get things done.
And so, facilitation extends its scope to keeping up to date with what's going on in a group on any given day. It means connecting peoples and dots in real time. It means calling impromptu huddles and accelerating decision making when it needs to occur. It means keeping momentum on everything going on.