Chapter 6Gathering the Forces:The Process of Design

Convergence in a large group meeting is a wonder to behold, even after you've become accustomed to it. It is an uncommon event when so many people can have a voice in an important discussion, which in turn informs important decisions. It is so uncommon that for most it is hard to believe and even harder to visualize. This feat is challenging to achieve, but not difficult. The energy it creates easily repays the energy it takes, if it is planned and designed with care. This book makes the case that while virtuous meetings do take more work than a “normal” meeting to produce, the results far outweigh any costs.

So how is designing a virtuous meeting different from designing a legacy-style, ...

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