Guide For Round Tables, Part 19

528.01Question: What is this force that manifests in the circle? Sometimes you call it the Creator, but this is immediately associated with religion. Sometimes nature, which is associated with some kind of spiritual practice.

Answer: The general strength of the circle is manifested in the circle, that is, the integral strength of its participants.

Question: At times, preparation is conducted in silence before the workshop. When is it best to use it and on what topics?

Answer: We must look at the state of the group. I believe that this is a very special method of connecting people to attention, and it can only be used if there is a good understanding between the group members. But this training is not meant for beginners.

Question: For discussion in a circle, we use a variety of sources. This can be primary sources, news, dramatic situations, watching a movie, an excerpt from a movie. Is there a difference in running such circles?

Answer: No. These are all information carriers.

Question: What issues cannot be resolved using a roundtable?

Answer: I believe that there are no such questions. This is a panacea for everything.

Question: What is the optimal number of participants in the roundtable?

Answer: Six to seven people. More than five and less than ten. Preferably no more than ten people, otherwise it will be very difficult and everything will be formal.

Question: Today all circles are virtual. What advantages do you see in them compared to ordinary circles where people physically sit together and feel each other?

Answer: In virtual circles it is very difficult to understand that everyone is equal, that everyone welcomes the common opinion, they try to be like one person. People should know each other, speak the same language, and feel each other. Ultimately, they will mostly dissolve. But it still requires additional effort.

Question: Do you think it is effective to use songs during roundtables?

Answer: Of course. Anything that unites is useful.

Question: What is the principle of organizing circles? Age, gender, education?

Answer: It is desirable that the participants are equal in every sense. So that no external signs give someone preference over someone else.

Question: Is there a benefit to passively observing the roundtable?

Answer: Yes. This can be learned. It is advisable to make a circle in front of everyone.

Question: Do you think it is acceptable to start a working day with a discussion in a circle and end in the same way? Wouldn’t it just be a waste of time?

Answer: Maybe yes, but we must try to do it. It all depends on the development of society.

Question: What should you  do when the initial excitement from using circles disappears and everything turns into a routine ceremony? How do I update this process?

Answer: Stop it, conduct research on why this is happening and what is the disadvantage of our work. And start again.

Question: Often the bosses at work do not accept the circle method for making decisions because they are afraid of losing authority, power. How do we solve this problem?

Answer: You can’t do anything here. We must fight this.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 7/9/20

Related Material:
Guide For Round Tables, Part 18
Guide For Round Tables, Part 17
Guide For Round Tables, Part 16

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