The Knowledge Café is a highly flexible business tool but it is more than just a process that you can learn and use. It is a mindset, a philosophy – a way of seeing the world through the lens of human interaction and conversation. And because of this the ways in which it can be adapted and applied are innumerable.
You can get a feel for this in the blook I am writing about the Knowledge Café and Conversational Leadership. If you have access, take a look at the chapters on Knowledge Café Applications and Knowledge Café Stories.
It is not too difficult to run a basic Knowledge Café o your own but if you wish to go beyond this and tap into the Café philosophy and make the most of the power of conversation in the context of your organization – you may need some help in exploring and better understanding the possibilities.
I can help with this in either the role of consultant, advisor or coach. At a high level, my approach is naturally conversational. It is about my sitting down with you and starting out by understanding your objectives, your issues, challenges, business risks and aspirations and then talking through the myriad of ways in which the Knowledge Café as a tool and a mindset can help.
Conversational Leadership goes beyond the idea of the Knowledge Café and encompasses the many ways in which we work conversationally. It covers other conversational methods such as after action reviews, peer-assists and anecdote circles. At its heart, it is about interpersonal behaviors and conversational habits and leading through conversation.
Once again I can help in talking this philosophy through with you and helping you apply it wholly or partially in the context of your organization to help meet your business objectives.