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bela_h_banathy_association_david_bohm

Discussed at connections-20080112

  • Bela H Banathy's idea of conversation was founded on David Bohm's idea of dialogue.
  • Have to have a generative conversation before getting to strategic conversation, or else people just stumbled over their boundaries.
  • Bela brought David Nichols, who wrote On Dialogue, as the editor of the book, to a conversation.

Discussed at connections-20080113

  • David Bohm version of dialogue.
    • Meeting once or twice a year, for maybe a year. No formal agenda or topics.
    • At some point, something would bring something conflictual … eventually to something offensive.
    • Point of dialogue was to back off, and then not try to win, to explore the major difference.
    • It was an unexplored assumption, at such a deep level so that they felt that they had to discuss.
    • Things that people felt deeply, but not enough for people to surface.
  • Bela H Banathy felt that the precursor to the conversation was a shared world view: need a generative part of the conversation, before having the strategic view.
    • If tried to do strategic conversation first, would then stumble on the assumptions.
    • If people just come with assumptions and differences first, would then end up in compromise.
  • Bela H Banathy was not able to continue to more types of dialogue, because of his advanced age.
  • At NTL, have a similar/different approach to get people to a deeper level, with professional facilitation.
    • Not directed topically, but puts people into situations where they are forced to deal with their difficulties.
    • The forcing is the issue, because it takes time for people to reflect and unwind things at a different level.
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