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We need to stop talking at each other and start talking with each other

Posted to Gurteen Mail Log by David Gurteen on 29 August 2012

 



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We need to stop talking at each other and start talking with each other
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Posted DateWednesday 29 August 2012 13:22 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.essentials-media.nl/Workshop+Knowledge+Cafes+26+s ... 
http://talkincbook.com/ ... 
CountryNetherlands
CityRotterdam

To: Gurteen Knowledge Community Members in the Netherlands

I would like to remind you about the Knowledge Cafe workshop I am running in Rotterdam in September.

Right now I am Johannesburg where over the next 10 days I will be running four in-house introductory knowledge cafes for South African organisations including the South African Broadcasting Corporation and a local law firm. I will also be running a one day knowledge cafe workshop as part the ICKM conference organised this year by the University of Johannesburg.

It seems to me, slowly but surely, people are starting to understand the central role of conversation in business and a new concept of "organizational conversation". is emerging.

Organizational conversation is about creating an environment where conversation replaces the pervasive traditional form of one way corporate communication - typified by death by PowerPoint presentations and "sage on the stage" lectures. It is about nurturing a culture where people talk with each other rather than at each other.

I am not the only one to write about this. Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind talk about the concept from a leadership perspective in their recent book Talk Inc.

In my workshop, I introduce the Knowledge Cafe as a powerful conversational tool and how it can be adapted to address a wide range of organizational problems, challenges and opportunities but more broadly throughout the day we discuss the concept of "organisational conversation".

Come along and learn more :-)

Best wishes David

David GURTEEN
Gurteen Knowledge
Fleet, United Kingdom

Mobile: +44 7774 178 650

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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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