Challenging our own thinking LO12025

Fri, 17 Jan 1997 21:25:22 +0800

Replying to LO11914 --

Julie Beedon's comments
>My preference for a session for an audience to explore after a speaker is
>to use the Open Forum process described by Robert Jacobs in Real Time
>Strategic Change

>* what did we hear (because everyone will have heard something
>* what are our reactions
>* what questions of understanding do we have

>the idea is for people to do some integration first and to seek to see the
>world through the eyes of the speaker - the questions to learn more about
>their perspective ..

The above is an interesting way to "extract" and find out participants
understanding and perceptions of the speaker's message. However in a
normal day to day meeting : in the workshop, office, boardroom, ... the
scenarios can go like this : following an agenda, there is the issues,
events, problem, plan etc being discussed, debated, argued, ... at times
violently, or quietly with much reservation to speak out etc. The
chairman then would like to sum up, or make a conclusion or decsion and
the question posted is "Is there any more Question?" This question
somehow become a very restricted "Thinking Framwork" as the premsise is
based on Question, which often implies Problem?

What is your experience, view and new creative thinking framwork?


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