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Are there any more questions?

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 27 April 2015



Are there any more questions?
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 178
Posted DateMonday 27 April 2015 12:55 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
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Johnnie Moore recently blogged that Q&A is not interaction

Nancy Dixon has ranted on A Rant on Are There Any Questions?

I have suggested we dont give talks but hold conversations and like Nancy I have talked about Are There Any Questions?

and Donald Clark so often says Dont lecture me.

I have been trying to encourage conference organisers and managers to take a more, conversational, interactive, participatory approach to talks and meetings for some years now.

Do people like Johnnie, Nancy, Donald and myself have it so wrong or are people just reluctant to change the habits of an organizational life time? Actually, in my day it was the same in school though I doubt things have changed much.

How often have you experienced the situation where he chairperson asks "We have time for just one long-winded self-indulgent question that relates to nothing we've been talking about." Well, no, they don't actually say that do they? But it is so often what they get!

Lastly, you may find this little video amusing Chicken chicken chicken but see it through to the "Any questions?" session at the end :-)

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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