Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

Got conflict? Use the power law

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 18, 2005
Filed in Communication

Imagine this scenario of how conflict might arise in a group: You are facilitating a meeting. Everything is going great. During an action planning session …

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Facilitation is a fat word

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 17, 2005
Filed in Collaboration, Communication

Earlier this year Brian Bainbridge and I ran an open space event with a group of highly experienced facilitators exploring “Ways to even better NRM facilitation”. …

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What you’re not being told about unconferencing…

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 11, 2005
Filed in Communication

The unconferencing meme is currently being discussed here and here. One point I believe that needs to be raised is that unconferencing is not something that will naturally …

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Surprise in Social Settings

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 18, 2005
Filed in Communication

Two powerful ways of making sense (in a weickien way) are: Using frameworks to ‘frame’ data Getting people to explain and explore surprises The first technique of …

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Seth’s sensemaking on the web

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 17, 2005
Filed in Communication

You can think of the act of sensemaking as discovering the new terrain as you are inventing it. A man who is certainly mapping and creating …

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Sensemaking: mapping the terrain with one twist

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 16, 2005
Filed in Communication

Brian Arthur’s quote is a classic and I like the metaphor of sensemaking as mapping the terrain. I would add one twist which was introduced …

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Want to get more things done? Communicate!

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —September 30, 2005
Filed in Communication

It’s interesting (maybe even common-sensical) that a recent poll on http://www.ceoforum.com.au has found that lack of communication is considered a key obstacle to getting things …

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A powerful intervention: Silence

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —September 28, 2005
Filed in Communication

When I first saw Brian Bainbridge run an Open Space Technology workshop I was impressed most by his use of silence. I know that in …

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Sick of boring conferences? Maybe creating new stories can help

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —September 26, 2005
Filed in Communication

Earlier this year Johnnie Moore put together an interesting podcast on Unconferencing, asking the question of how can we get away from unsatisfying and boring conferences? I just heard a …

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Using photos to jog memories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 14, 2005
Filed in Communication

It seems everyone has a mobile phone with a camera in it these days. And digital cameras are as common as blades of grass on …

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