Making our debates and decisions better
First step: organise the conversation
The complex and uncertain world we live in renders managers unable to know which path is the best to follow just by themselves. We need the collaboration of all who have something to add, to overcome the significant challenges we face. The first step of intelligent collaboration within a group is to adequately organise all important conversations.
¿Where is society today regarding this objective?
Society has solved how to communicate (broadcasting information through different sources: mobile, email, G+, Yammer, Skype, social media….) but has yet to solve how to make decisions when there are large numbers of people involved, and how to generate knowledge.
– Face-to-face meetings break the ice and give us a sense of proximity and immediacy, but they have limitations of time and space: some of the essential participants may not be able to show up, nor does everyone always come up with something of interest to say at the time, the majority will not even participate.
– Digital spaces follow a timeline so arguments can get buried in the avalanche of comments.
This makes it difficult to think together and reach conclusions with the necessary speed to take on the challenges posed by our environment.
Para complementar esos dos modos de diálogo, hemos creado Collaboratorium: un modo completamente nuevo de estructurar las conversaciones importantes.
El mundo complejo e incierto en que vivimos hace que ningún líder, por sí solo, sepa el camino a seguir. Necesitamos la colaboración de todos los que tengan algo que aportar para superar los importantes retos a los que nos enfrentamos. Y el primer paso de la colaboración inteligente en un grupo consiste en ordenar las conversaciones importantes.