Chapter FiveVirtuous Engagement Cycles:Creating a Meta-Conversation

In large group meetings, the participants no longer need to be silent partners to the activity that is going on. They can play an active role. The active role of the participants is the doorway to convergent group outcomes, in even the largest and most distributed of meetings.

In this way, the process of virtuous meetings goes beyond the participants being active. And it also goes beyond the participants contributing. The real purpose of active participation in virtuous meetings is to create an inclusive meta-conversation in the room. This meta-conversation is a dialogue between the group and the front of the room. In order to achieve this meta-conversation, the group must ...

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