SpringerBriefs in Business

The Co-creative Meeting

Practicing Consensual Effectivity in Organizations

Authors: Mandl, Christoph, Hauser, Markus, Mandl, Hanna

  • 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
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About this book

“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.

About the authors

Christoph Mandl, PhD in mathematics at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich; senior lecture at Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna; partner in metalogikon; founding member of Society for Organizational Learning Austria; council member of the Global Association of Society for Organizational Learning Communities.

Markus Hauser, M.A. Organizational and Healthy psychologist; psychotherapist (logotherapy and existential analysis); consultant for organization development and leadership development.

Hanna Mandl, Coach at Mandl, Lüthi & Partner; partner in metalogikon, council member of The Society for Organizational Learning Austria; violin teacher.

Reviews

Christoph, Markus and Hanna have, in The Co-creative Meeting, described what organizational leaders need to learn more quickly than has been the case so far. The open democratic format that welcomes all ideas from all the participants generates creative ideas that last. Bravo! - Doug Ross, Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Organizational Development

The Co-creative Meeting is to me both inspiring and practical reading about communication architectures in organisations. It weaves together, with clarity, philosophical sources, systems concepts and concrete examples, such that managers will feel a compelling desire to experiment in the art and praxis of generating collective intelligence. - Manfred Mack, Consultant, Founding Member SoL France

If you work with groups of people to attain important goals or know people who wish they could be more productive in groups - then this book is required reading. The authors help sharpen awareness about how much more we can get done with a little skill and a lot of practice in better conversational dynamics. Convening conversation is to management what design is to the architect. This book provides a conversational blueprint - along with many exercises - to empower the natural urge we have to truly listen and share. We may indeed become more productive and our workplaces more effective in generating something worthy of collective human talent. Skilled leaders may even be empowered to tackle the many creative innovations our society desperately needs. - Hilary Bradbury, Professor of Management in the Management Division of Oregon Health Sciences University

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mandl, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • What is a Co-creative Meeting?

    Mandl, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 7-13

  • Dysfunctional Meeting Culture

    Mandl, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 15-20

  • Interdependency of Meetings and Organizations

    Mandl, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 21-27

  • Maxims of the Co-creative Meeting

    Mandl, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 29-39

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-34231-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-34230-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Co-creative Meeting
Book Subtitle
Practicing Consensual Effectivity in Organizations
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Business
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-34231-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-34231-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-34230-1
Series ISSN
2191-5482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 113
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
Topics