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Change is inevitable - Change is constant

Change is inevitable - Change is constant

Change is happening at a rate faster then ever before. This causes traditional planning efforts to be unsuited to address this rapid change in a timely and effective manner. Imagine a group of employees - ranging from 40 to 200 individuals - identifying solutions for a strategic issues for your organization with each other in real time. The result? A rich collection of novel ideas to tackle the issue(s) in question. After a reflection on the organization's strategic priorities, the proposed ideas can be put into action - in days, not months (or even years). A World Café dialogue provides [...]

Everyone is talking about AGILITY. But how can it be truly realized throughout an organization? True agility requires effectively mobilizing people to focus on working out creative solutions for a specific task at hand. A World Café conversation brings a diverse group of individuals together and energizes this collective mobilization. The result? Enhanced motivation, engagement and emergent innovation. Through an exchange of diverse perspectives and ideas, the World Café process provides everyone a voice. This encourages each member of the conversation to become an integral partner and co-create original solutions. Embracing the use of a World Café dialogue cultivates [...]

The Power of the World Café

The Power of the World Café

A World Café approach channels the energy of a group to delve into a question that matters to them collectively. How is this achieved? By focusing the group's awareness and attention on a common issue which matters to the group. As a result, new insights and creative ideas emerge from questions, reflection and group conversation. This power of the collective focus embodies the unique "magic" of the World Café process. Take a look at the 7 different types of World Cafés which World Café has developed: https://cli.re/7Types

Imagining a multi-sensory World Café

Imagining a multi-sensory World Café

Exploring an innovative approach for the World Café Eight World Cafés were held throughout the city of Dresden as part of a Festival of Conversation which was initiated by a World Café Europe team. As these conversations were being conceived, World Café Europe wanted to experiment with the World Café format and try something unusual. The initial idea was to integrate music into the design as a kind of choir-like experience in which participants would become choir members. World Café Europe went to the Director of the University of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden for his advice. Since [...]