The COHU participants met for the second time at the Radisson Blu Royal in Kamppi, Helsinki on 5 April. In this second dialogue, we wanted to dig deeper and look for a joint denominator in the problems the companies were facing. We got rid of tables, sat close to one another in a circle and let our ideas fly.
First there was intrigued confusion. A group of researchers and business people from various fields chatting away while getting their morning coffees. For the most part they didn’t know the others, but they all knew they shared a professional interest to learn to speak with each other. Continue reading
The first person to introduce dialogue as a method was Plato. The word “dialogue” comes from ancient Greek where “dia” means “through” and “logos” means speech and reason: through speech. In the 20th century, many philosophers and researchers developed the theory of dialogue forward; many guide books were published, and dialogue also gained ground as a method for leadership. Continue reading