Meetings serve two purposes There is a second subliminal purpose to a meeting which we often overlook

Meetings serve two purposes. The first is obvious, to fulfill the aim of the meeting or conversation. The second is less obvious and is usually entirely neglected. Most meetings or conversations have a pre-planned outcome. It may be to explore an issue, to make a decision or to solve a problem. But there is always … Continue reading Meetings serve two purposes There is a second subliminal purpose to a meeting which we often overlook

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

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