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Concise description how to reach both consensus and effectivity in meetings
Clarifies the interrelatedness between meeting culture and innovation capacity
Includes seven maxims on how to be effective in meetings
Addresses the issue how to create commitment in organizations and networks
State-of-the-art techniques how to structure co-creative meetings
Short, well grounded in theory and nevertheless comprehensive and readable for managers
“Co-creative meetings” foster invention and innovation, and therefore enable innovative developmental processes in an organizational and inter-organizational context, including strategy development, product development, human resource development, R&D, and trans-organizational projects. This book illustrates the difference between productive and innovative organizations and what that difference means for meetings taking place in such organizations, both from a conceptual and practical point of view. It provides managers, coaches, consultants and other professionals whose job it is to organize meetings with clear and action-oriented guidelines for the design of “co-creative meetings”, and also shows how to incorporate them through experiential learning.
Foreword.- 1 Introduction.- 2 What is a Co-creative Meeting?.- 3 Dysfunctional Meeting Culture.- 4 Interdependency of Meetings and Organizations.- 5 Maxims of the Co-creative Meeting.- 6 Phases and Roles.- 7 Designing for Co-creativity.- 8 Institutionalizing Co-creative Meetings.- 9 Structural Variations for Co-creative Meetings.- 10 Consensual Efficiency.- Index.