Let’s be honest, many workshops, meetings, and conferences are quite boring. The “one person speaks, everyone else listens” model can be extremely ineffective and very wasteful! How is the speaker supposed to know the needs of a 20+ person crowd audience? How is the speaker supposed to meet the individual needs of each person in the audience?
Batch communication like this (with everyone listening to the speaker at once) is very wasteful of human communication. But worst of all, it frequently ignores or misses the genius of people sitting in the audience.
There’s another way to do things, and it’s with Liberating Structures.
These simple structures of how people communicate and work together are incredible! Take participation, engagement, and the quality of discussions and problem solving to a whole new level!