The World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Jun 5, 2005 - Business & Economics - 300 pages
The World Cafe is a flexible, easy-to-use process for fostering collaborative dialogue, sharing mutual knowledge, and discovering new opportunities for action. Based on living systems thinking, this innovative approach creates dynamic networks of conversation that can catalyze an organization or community's own collective intelligence around its most important questions. Filled with stories of actual Cafe dialogues in business, education, government, and community organizations across the globe, this uniquely crafted book demonstrates how the World Cafe can be adapted to any setting or culture. Examples from such varied organizations as Hewlett-Packard, American Society for Quality, the nation of Singapore, the University of Texas, and many others, demonstrate the process in action. Along with its seven core design principles, The World Cafe offers practical tips for hosting "conversations that matter" in groups of any size- strengthening both personal relationships and people's capacity to shape the future together.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dmcolon - LibraryThing
World Cafe is one of those books that I didn't really enjoy reading, but did love the message. The basic premise is centered around developing meaningful conversations on "questions that matter". The ... Read full review
Review: The World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That MatterUser Review - Naomi - Goodreads
Juanita Brown and David Isaacs share stories and techniques of their methods for community dialogue and engagement to foster innovation, healing, and strengthening. Recommended for those interested in reviving and renewing communities or businesses and also for leaders. Read full review