Discussion – Dialogue

Discussion – Dialogue

 

DISCUSSION

 

DIALOGUE

Convincing the other about one’s own point of view Exploring and learning together
Trying to get the other to agree to it Sharing ideas, experiences and feelings
Choosing the best option Integrating different view points
Justifying, defending one’s own motivations In-depth understanding of each party’s arguments
Disproving the other’s idea, defending one’s own position (values, interests) Welcoming and understanding the other
Individual leadership Shared leadership
Partial vision Overall vision, synergy of different ideas
Hierarchical and competitive culture:
Dependence, competition, exclusion
Culture of cooperation, partnership and inclusion
Victory / loss Win-win, all participants gain

 

See Pal Toth in Nuova Umanità, XXXVII (2015/3) 219, p. 320  

Illustration: Walter Kostner ©

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