Remark: Before applying the round table methodology, you need to hold a workshop. Its goal is to create a warm, safe atmosphere, raise the importance of the discussion itself and the importance of the participants.
My Comment: Indeed, this is very important. After all, we take simple, egoistic people who are trying to solve some problem from the point of view of egoism. And we need to convince them that they can solve the problem only by being integrally connected with each other above their egoism.
The main thing is the task itself, not who solves it because everyone is involved in this process. Participants need to reach a joint decision because it is the right one, and not because it is someone’s individual decision, no matter how brilliant it may seem.
In other words, before making any decisions, it is important to connect in feeling.
Remark: The second stage: Each member of the circle conducts a self-analysis of how much they are willing to participate in strengthening the connection of the entire group.
The third stage is a sense of community and connection between the participants. Even if I haven’t achieved it yet, I artificially show it to everyone else. They do not know I’m playing.
The fourth stage: everyone tries to talk to the best of their abilities about the benefits and advantages of unity and interconnection because each individual would not be able to achieve the results and solve the tasks set.
My Comment: The most important thing is that everyone agrees that a joint decision will be the only correct one.
Question: And the fifth stage—in a state of fullness of feelings, participants start directly discussing the topic and solving problems using the round table method. This is the difference between the integral method and the others because they immediately start solving some issues without first establishing communication. And without it, it is impossible.
How long do you think this process might take? Is it possible to tune in like this in half an hour?
Answer: Hardly! I can’t imagine that this could be done in a few months. But we must strive. We need to work on it. It depends on what people are talking about, on what topic, in what state they are initially.
Let’s say they are surgeons who have performed many operations. But now they have a patient with a seemingly unsolvable problem and they come to deplorable conclusions about their past attempts to solve it on their own. Then they realize that only by brainstorming together will they obviously be able to find some new solution.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 7/9/20