Ask 20 people how they experienced a situation and you will receive 20 different answers. The fun (and rewarding) part is to explore the gap between the different experiential worlds of these people.
An ambitious group of 20 leaders and visionaries participated in this past year's Poetry in Business™ Advent Calendar via app. During 24 days, they shared their thoughts and ideas on diverse business- and art-related topics.
Exploring the Experiential Gap
Ask 20 people how they experienced a situation and you will receive 20 different answers. Ask 15 people
what they think about a certain topic and you will receive at least 10 (radically) different perspectives, some of which you might not have dreamed of. Yes, there clearly is a gap between our individual experiential worlds. When it comes to professional practice, creativity and innovation, this is where the conversation needs to take place: in the gap between individual experiential worlds.
The art of good moderation and community facilitation lies in creating an atmosphere where community members can negotiate and create a model of the world they can agree on, and establish common ground. It further lies in allowing them to become aware of and explore the gaps between their individual experiences -- not just experiences of the outside world but also experiences of their own behaviour and relationships. Only then they can start talking about their professional practice effectively and come up with innovative solutions.
Make 2019 your year of epic adventure! We invite you and your team to appreciate the complexity of exploring the gaps in between, together with us -- so that you'll find what you look for!
PS, All answers of the Advent Calendar are anonymous and shared in the community area. If you would like to join in, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org