Thanks to my colleague, Allison Vaillancourt, for sharing her wisdom in this article about having more productive conversations in academia. She and her co-author, Tricia R. Serio, created a structured model of listening and analysis that they call “Consider Conversations.” Reading it, I reflected on how their suggestions could apply to discussions about organizational change in diverse settings. Some of my favorite suggestions include:
- Consider the opinion of others.
- Consider how our opinions affect our openness to new ideas.
- Consider how to introduce new ideas in a way that seems engaging rather than challenging.
Enjoy this quick, uncomplicated read filled with common sense advice. Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment. I’d enjoy hearing from you.
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