Networks Conversation

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Identification
Alternative names: 
the informal organization discussion
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Method
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Intent or purpose: 
To bring to awareness the need for informal relationships to make an organization work and to recognize the reality of using informal networks.
Used as component of: 
The Networks Conversation can be used as an opening discussion about the informal processes in an organization
Types of Participants: 
managers
Recommended size of group: 
11-25
Optimal amount of time needed: 
3 - 45 min.
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
ideas about how the existing networks operate in the organization
Level of participation: 
high
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
normal
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Setting and Materials: 
none
Resources Needed: 
none
Pre-Work Required: 
prepare the conversation
Procedures: 

See File

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
none
Background
Developer: 
Jon Jenkins
Derived from: 
The Basic Conversation Method of the Institute of Cultural Affairs
References: 
<p>Stanfield, B., ed. (1997). The Art of Focused Conversation, Toronto: The Canadian Institute of Cultural Affairs.</p> <p>Spencer, L. (1989). Winning Through Participation, Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.</p>
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Open
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