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The Art of Conversation:  All of us are smarter than any of us Keith De La Rue http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragunsk/
Conversation doesn't just reshuffle  the cards: it creates new cards   – Theodore Zeldin
Prepare to change What we say shapes what we do http://www.flickr.com/photos/36238874@N02/ Conversation is creative
Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups - Woolley et al, 2010
Collective intelligence <ul><li>Sensitivity </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/36238874@N02/ Equality
Women and conversation <ul><li>More sensitivity </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmi_managers/
The Idea Monopoly? <ul><li>Not a top-down business meeting  </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/http2007/
Conversation and innovation <ul><li>Progress is more about one door leading to another door </li></ul><ul><li>- Steven Joh...
The adjacent possible http://www.flickr.com/photos/gastev/ …  Don’t isolate the genius in the laboratory!
Talking to others can improve individual mental function http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_luna/ Friends with cognitive ben...
Brief,  friendly  conversations Improve executive function –  Working memory, focus http://www.flickr.com/photos/elsie/
Put yourself in other shoes http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoonabar/
Get people together in conversation http://www.flickr.com/photos/MrTopf/ Community
Conversations for knowledge sharing and innovation – the café concept http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephanridgway/
Conversational tools http://www.flickr.com/photos/44709316@N03/
Microblogging http://www.yammer.com/
Networking, awareness, chat http://www.facebook.com/smcmelb
http://ozcollab.com/
Facing complexity in organisations Engaging people http://www.flickr.com/photos/odreiuqzide/
The meeting test <ul><li>Have we all been  introduced ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is everyone open and willing to  change ? </li><...
<ul><li>Let’s talk about it… </li></ul><ul><li>The Art of Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Thomson-Reuters  Online Currents ...
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Art of conversation

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Recent research into the power of conversation, and how it makes us more intelligent, creative and innovative. Presented at trampoline, 16 April 2011.

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Art of conversation

  1. The Art of Conversation: All of us are smarter than any of us Keith De La Rue http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragunsk/
  2. Conversation doesn't just reshuffle the cards: it creates new cards – Theodore Zeldin
  3. Prepare to change What we say shapes what we do http://www.flickr.com/photos/36238874@N02/ Conversation is creative
  4. Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups - Woolley et al, 2010
  5. Collective intelligence <ul><li>Sensitivity </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/36238874@N02/ Equality
  6. Women and conversation <ul><li>More sensitivity </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmi_managers/
  7. The Idea Monopoly? <ul><li>Not a top-down business meeting </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/http2007/
  8. Conversation and innovation <ul><li>Progress is more about one door leading to another door </li></ul><ul><li>- Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing and recombining ideas </li></ul><ul><li>-> Conversation </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/mansionwb/
  9. The adjacent possible http://www.flickr.com/photos/gastev/ … Don’t isolate the genius in the laboratory!
  10. Talking to others can improve individual mental function http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_luna/ Friends with cognitive benefits - Ybarra et al, 2010
  11. Brief, friendly conversations Improve executive function – Working memory, focus http://www.flickr.com/photos/elsie/
  12. Put yourself in other shoes http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoonabar/
  13. Get people together in conversation http://www.flickr.com/photos/MrTopf/ Community
  14. Conversations for knowledge sharing and innovation – the café concept http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephanridgway/
  15. Conversational tools http://www.flickr.com/photos/44709316@N03/
  16. Microblogging http://www.yammer.com/
  17. Networking, awareness, chat http://www.facebook.com/smcmelb
  18. http://ozcollab.com/
  19. Facing complexity in organisations Engaging people http://www.flickr.com/photos/odreiuqzide/
  20. The meeting test <ul><li>Have we all been introduced ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is everyone open and willing to change ? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we all taking equal turns ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the talk friendly and constructive? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we have sufficiently diverse viewpoints? </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankenhut/
  21. <ul><li>Let’s talk about it… </li></ul><ul><li>The Art of Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Thomson-Reuters Online Currents </li></ul><ul><li>(2011) 25 OLC 55 – April </li></ul>@kdelarue 0418 51 7676 [email_address] http://acknowledgeconsulting.com/

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