• We can pause for a moment of contemplating ( ) before answering to what has just been written, thus accessing and responding from a potentially broader perspective.
• I think many people are sharing both your and my views, and this medium can give them a voice and enrich the conversation.
* The shared record can support and become a destination for critical thinking, “the awakening of the intellect to the study of itself.”
• The record also lets its readers revisit the flow and look for patterns of emergent meaning that connects the different positions; something that is more difficult in real-time conversation, due to the limitations of our short-term memory.
• We can make a small contribution to the larger conversation around organisation design for the 21st century, given that what we write here is searchable and linkable to/from other related pages on the Web.
What other advantages can you think of?
Clearly, there are disadvantages too, and I’m not arguing for online dialogues replacing the face-to-face ones. Our collective intelligence needs not only both, but even more importantly, the skillful integration of them. Do you have any experience of or view on that?