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URN etd-0820109-112458
Author Nathan Fan
Author's Email Address fannathan@gmail.com
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Department EMBA
Year 2008
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title An Action Research of Improve the “Word cafe” Model
Date of Defense 2009-05-19
Page Count 100
Keyword
  • Word cafe
  • Action research
  • Organizational communication
  • Abstract The concept “World Cafe Community”, which is proposed by Juanita Brown and David Issacs, is becoming a new method for team learning. According to Peter Senge’s opinion, “World Cafe” is just a detail implementation to a deeply dialogue, which is a method for achieving team learning. The main meaning of “World Cafe” is through group discussion and idea exchange to realize brain storming. However, “World Cafe” is helpful for diversified communications, but some of the concrete operation details are not suitable for Eastern.
    The main purpose of this study is to develop a serious of action researches to improve the operation details in the “World Cafe” model. Through holding three conferences with “World Cafe”, some improved skills in team communication are introduced in each conference. We hope use these improved skills to find out a suitable model of organizational communication and knowledge sharing in holding “World Cafe” in Eastern societies.
    This study proposed some improvements such as a new entire printed page, mind-mapping, and talking stick, which could impress participators about the discussion contents and processes. These improvements also make the discussed issues focused. Therefore, the suggested improvements by this study can make people who are not familiar with “World Cafe” quickly understand the communicated and shared key point and hence, create more team brain storming.
    Advisory Committee
  • Cher-Min Fong - chair
  • Pei-how Huang - co-chair
  • Hsien-tang Tsai - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2009-08-20

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