The cliché is, “The most interesting part of the meeting was the breaks.” Common Knowledge Associates designs meetings that are as interactive as the breaks!
Tired of being talked at? Common Knowledge Associates helps to design meetings, conferences and retreats that build engagement and community.
Whether you bring people together to create change, develop a strategy, or solve a difficult problem, 40 years of research on engagement leaves little doubt that employees, who have an active role in thinking through a change, are more likely to support that change. Without engagement, you won’t have buy-in.
We believe that knowledge workers have a wealth of insights that are available to their organization to address the difficult issues the organization is facing. Through interactive facilitation that knowledge is made available in meetings of all sizes. We design meetings that create real involvement about real issues. We have learned how to make a meeting environment safe so that employees and managers can talk openly and honestly about their ideas.
Common Knowledge Associates utilizes meeting structures in which the design elements and the physical setting work together to encourage active listening and open productive conversation. The design of a meeting determines whether employees leave a meeting with optimism and a genuine desire to make something happen or whether they chalk the meeting to another sales pitch from the podium.