Espresso Café * Espresso has more caffeine per unit volume than most coffee beverages

Sometimes, particularly in a conference, there is not enough time to run a full Knowledge Café. An Espresso Café is one that can be run in as little as half-an-hour. An Espresso coffee has more caffeine per unit volume than most coffee beverages and an Espresso Knowledge Café has more conversation per unit of time … Continue reading Espresso Café * Espresso has more caffeine per unit volume than most coffee beverages

Knowledge Café Debate * Debate sharpens up the important aspects of the issue under discussion

The debate part of a Café Debate is clearly about debate but like regular Knowledge Cafés the Café conversation is still about dialogue – not debate. The debate serves to sharpen up and focus on the important aspects of the issue under discussion. Unlike a traditional debate the outcome is not some sort of verdict … Continue reading Knowledge Café Debate * Debate sharpens up the important aspects of the issue under discussion

Café style meetings Making regular meetings more conversational

In our daily work, one of the places where most of our conversations happen are in face-to-face group meetings such as board meetings, staff meetings, team meetings, management meetings, project meetings, etc. These meetings typically occupy a large part of the work time but are rarely productive, never mind satisfying. There is a very clear need … Continue reading Café style meetings Making regular meetings more conversational