Words, Words, Words or Dialogue

Margaret WilliamsonWritten by: Margaret WilliamsonIllustration of Alice and Humpty Dumpty from Alice Through The Looking Glass. Image by Morphart Creation, Shutterstock

As I continue my research into the impact of Dialogue on organisational change, it is clear that when we talk about Dialogue we don’t always mean the same thing.  Apart from the obvious use of dialogue to describe any conversation in a book, a play or a film; we often hear the word used to describe conversations to resolve international conflicts -UN ‘peace dialogues’ for example.

Even in the field of organisational change the word Dialogue means different things to different people, so I thought it might be interesting to share some of the definitions I have come across.