Knowledge Café Principles: No preconceived outcomes The outcomes of a Knowledge Café are emergent

The Knowledge Café should have a well-defined purpose but no planned desired or preconceived outcomes. Other than setting the theme and posing the question to broadly define the context and the scope of the conversation no desired outcomes should be articulated; hinted at or implied in the setting of the context. The outcomes of a … Continue reading Knowledge Café Principles: No preconceived outcomes The outcomes of a Knowledge Café are emergent

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

Knowledge Café: Capturing outcomes Café outcomes are typically what people take away in their heads

The Dilemma The Knowledge Café is fundamentally about conversation, and its value lies in the quality of the conversations that take place. The real outcomes are what people take away in their heads. Capturing stuff is often essential, however, but it clashes with one of the fundamental Café principles that anything that gets in the way of … Continue reading Knowledge Café: Capturing outcomes Café outcomes are typically what people take away in their heads