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Create real value for all in your online meetings: discover the magic of peer consultation

Are you tired of the unproductive weekly online team meetings? Are you not getting the opportunity to discuss the real issues you would love to get feedback and advice on so that you can progress with your work? Are you... Continue Reading →

Facilitation and leadership online – some switches we need to make

The fabulous KM4dev community celebrated its 20th anniversary last Friday with a series of online workshops. Together with three others online practitioners, I was invited by Peter Ballantyne for a snappy five minutes input on Online Facilitation and Leadership to... Continue Reading →

1-2-4-ALL (or TYPE), this basic Liberating Structure is a game changer in bringing interaction online

In my earlier blog posts The power of the little liberating structure 1-2-4-all, I wrote 1-2-4-all is not the ‘big thing’. But it is easy, and the effect can be big. In times of intensified virtual meetings and workshops this ‘big... Continue Reading →

Conversation Cafe for thinking together aloud online

The Conversation Cafe is a wonderful Liberating Structure that works perfectly fine online. It is an inclusive approach giving voice to everyone by using a talking object and following a pattern of talking in turns. This creates a relaxed atmosphere... Continue Reading →

The online version of the Liberating Structure Mad Tea is booming

Mad Tea is boosting. I have seen, experienced and used this Liberation Structure myself many times over the last couple of weeks. It is a dynamic and engaging activity inviting everyone to contribute their surprising thoughts and ideas. The online... Continue Reading →

Bringing Troika Consulting into online collaboration and team meetings – a visual guidance

Troika Consulting is one of my favourite Liberating Structures. I use this peer coaching activity often, in various groups and contexts, online and offline. It works with small groups as well with big ones. I love the concentrated atmosphere when... Continue Reading →

Let’s draw this – Drawing Together a Liberating Structures with pep and potential

Basic shapes everyone can draw I struggled with the limited visual vocabulary of the Liberating Structure Drawing Together. It seemed to me too much of a simplification to express my thoughts with the 5 shapes only. It took me some... Continue Reading →

Criticism and cures of collaboration or we have the choice how we collaborate

“Collaboration is stuck in old models and patterns of control.” That was one of the provocative statement Nancy White, Ewen Le Borgne and myself took as starting point for our Zoom discussion about criticism and cures of collaboration. Our discussion... Continue Reading →

Liberating Structures are more than a toolbox – they are a “disruptive ride” from a centralized pattern to a distributed one

As part of our preparation for the Liberating Structures Learning Festival in The Hague this October, the design team is writing brief responses to the following three questions. This blog post is the 3rd in a series of four (see Qua... Continue Reading →

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