The Circle Way

The Circle Way


Baldwin, Christina | Linnea, Ann Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010
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The circle not only symbolically represents a different way of meeting as a group, but it also physically changes the way that people interact with one another. When entering a circle, people immediately understand that it is not going to be an ordinary meeting. The energy of the room changes when people sit in a circle. Leadership is shared and conversation is mediated. In The Circle Way, Baldwin and Linnea suggest that circle is the change that organizations need in order to better address their own needs, the needs of their workers, and the needs of those that they serve.