Techniques for Real Dialogue in Organisations

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Techniques for Real Dialogue in Organisations
Gerard Leigh, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Premium Member
How does one get people to see the difference between advocacy and dialogue? Many conversations that take place in organisations are designed to have (or at least result in having) a winner i.e. "My argument or idea is better than yours…", or "I am more senior, therefore we'll do it my way".
I am interested in techniques that people have used to help people see the benefits of real dialogue....Sign up

Tools to Appreciate Dialogue
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Hi Gerard, when I read your question in my mind immediately the 6 Thinking Hats method came up so that is why this discussion was moved to this knowle...Sign up

True Dialogue for Change to Happen
srinivas, Lecturer, India, Member
We all have backgrounds and we speak based on our earlier experiences. Maybe the tendency to lean towards our past is stronger when the structures tha...Sign up

Keep Focused on the Purpose of the Dialogue?
Roland Alech, Consultant, France, Member
My way is to keep everybody focused on "what do we try to achieve?", i.e. the desired result.
Dialogue becomes an exploration of the different po...Sign up

Tools for Crucial Dialogues
Johan Roels, Consultant, Belgium, Member
Hi Gerard, I've written a book (in Dutch language) that encompasses all the techniques I have used in order to have successful Crucial Dialogues (in f...Sign up

Conflict Between One's Role and Objective of Discourse
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, Premium Member
Modern philosophy might help on the topic. The German philosopher Jürgen Habermas emphasizes that true dialog can only happen if hierarchy between par...Sign up

Conflict Between Roles and Goals
Johan Roels, Consultant, Belgium, Member
@Bernhard Keim: That's exactly one of the characteristics: in true dialogue there should be no hierarchal levels. S...Sign up

Many Interesting Perspectives on Real Dialogue in Organisations
Katie Pawley MBA, Consultant, United States, Member
This is an interesting and necessary discussion, very relevant. I have read and am considering this valuable information provided by all the participa...Sign up

Techniques for Dialogue in Organizations
melchiorre calabrese, Manager, Italy, Member
I think that you have all done good reflections about the topic proposed by Gerard Leigh. We can summarize everything in this statement:
Advocacy...Sign up

Value Perspective
Justine Bradney, Consultant, Papua New Guinea, Member
Hi Gerard,
If you are after dialogue, then valuing the perspective of others is a way to go.
This moves away from the exchange being about i...Sign up

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