Circle discussions, the KJ-Method, and evolutionary purpose

Circle discussion

  • The first person asks a question (in our case Mark asked what our group’s purpose was
  • They then turn to the person on their right and ask, ‘What do you think?’
  • This next person can then speak, pause for a moment, or pass straight to the next person without speaking at all.
  • Nobody else can speak!
  • People who don’t normally speak up in a group revelled in the chance to speak without interruption, and without having to fight to be heard
  • People who speak more tended to limit the length of their comments to fit with the group ‘average’
  • People silently wrote loads of notes as others’ comments sparked thoughts and ideas

The KJ-Method

What happened next

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