Knowledge Café principles Some basic principles underlie the Knowledge Café

These are the fundamental principles behind the Knowledge Café: Driven by a powerful question The conversation should be driven by a powerful question. A powerful question is often open-ended; provocative; engaging; action oriented; a real issue – not theoretical or conceptual; thought provoking; generates energy; focuses inquiry; surfaces assumptions; opens new possibilities; ambiguous. Dialogue not … Continue reading Knowledge Café principles Some basic principles underlie the Knowledge Café

Knowledge Café outcomes The outcomes are what you take away in your head

In each and every Café conversation regardless of the purpose or the topic of conversation there are always the following personal outcomes that are taken way in people’s heads: Deeper understanding of the issues discussed Deeper insight into other people’s perspectives Better appreciation of your own point of view Improved relationships Deeper engagement, personal accountability … Continue reading Knowledge Café outcomes The outcomes are what you take away in your head

A Knowledge Café is a gathering It is not a meeting

A meeting is a gathering of two or more people that has been convened for the purpose of achieving a common goal through verbal interaction, such as sharing information or reaching agreement. Meetings may occur face to face or virtually, as mediated by communications technology, such as a telephone conference call, a skyped conference call … Continue reading A Knowledge Café is a gathering It is not a meeting

Knowledge Café applications The Knowledge Café is a highly adaptable tool

The Knowledge Café is a highly adaptable conversational tool that has a broad spectrum of applications. At one end of the spectrum, the Café is an easy way to bring people together to share their knowledge and to learn from each other and to build relationships. Mid-way along the spectrum, it can help transform management … Continue reading Knowledge Café applications The Knowledge Café is a highly adaptable tool