The Enormous Power of Connected Conversation
In our increasingly connected and fast-changing world, it has become more difficult to have quality conversations. As our digital technologies advance, we find ourselves more and more reliant on technology to communicate with each other. It’s so easy and fast to connect with almost anyone by sending a message or email.
However, the downside from all these easy and fast ways to connect is that the quality of our conversations has suffered. Many of these new technologies are not allowing us to engage in deeper conversations that connect us human to human. We’ve lost touch with the enormous power of having connected conversations.
Perhaps no one has been more influential in helping usunderstand the power of conversations to impact organizational success and the quality of our work than Judith Glaser, CEO of the Creating WE Institute. In her book Conversational Intelligence, Glaser writes:
To get to the next level of greatness depends on the quality of our culture, which depends on the quality of our relationships, which depends on the quality of our conversations. Everything happens through conversations!
Unlocking Hidden Potential
Our work has demonstrated again and again the power of connected conversation, where we’re listening to each other from a state of not knowing. The person speaking feels free to express their innate knowing; listeners truly listen and open themselves up to learn something new. Everything starts and happens through a conversation. It opens the door for us to uncover innovative new solutions and to unlock our shared wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us are not having conversations in a way that unlocks this hidden potential.
The “Exploring Forward-Thinking Workplace Conversation Canvas” offers a blueprint for engaging people in higher-quality conversations to create something that works for everyone. An anonymous quote we received at Forward-Thinking Workplaces validates this point:
This conversation invites and allows whole beings to show up; like whole food, whole beings are more nutritious to the system they exist within.
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