2 Sep 2014 147 hits
Best of WEC: The Business of Bore Busting

Best of WEC: The Business of Bore Busting

What does it take to create a great learning experience? WEC educational session shows you that the most outgoing personalities often dominate the discussion, but when everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the discussion equally, the collective wisdom of the group can create great results.

The MPI WEC in Minneapolis offered again tens of hours of education for industry professionals in conjunction with networking and marketplace opportunities.  Heiner G. Koppermann and his colleagues Hector Venegas and Edward Manning from SwarmWorks delved into using live communication and especially what kind of technology and neuroscientific means contribute in successful live communication.

A clear message is that any kind of attempt to change a person’s or groups behaviour is most effective when it leverages the surrounding social ties. Whether that’s the colleagues or industry friends or your own neighbours, that is more likely to trigger a change.

With the help of social media we can create a proper circle of social learning. Engagement and involvement creates trust, which in turn strengthens social ties and let’s ideas flow more freely. These social ties then turn into social norms and pressures that we recognize from our daily lives outside of social media. That is when the social learning happens and we are able to also change our habits.

The SwarmWorks team guides the participants through some examples on how to engage the participants at meetings and events. The examples from nature proves that collective intelligence can provide better strategies and learning. This can enhance the experience of a meeting participant significantly.

The recorded session can be followed here. For more WEC sessions, click here.

The MPI Europe Team.

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