The way we meet for group workshops, project check-ins, brainstorms, and all other forms of information sharing and gathering, can be comically ineffective. By designing better ways for groups to meet, we can address some of the classic challenges that undermine group gatherings, such as:
- People talking too much, or holding back
- People staying in their comfort zone by keeping comments at a surface level
- False consensus: people going along to get along
- Debate mode, when conversations have winners and losers
Marc Rettig explores patterns of participation, dialogue theory, and the elements of good gatherings in his virtual seminar.
Watch: Good Gathering.