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Level Playing Field
My parents and grandparents all believed in using the level playing field; in all meetings and especially in discussions. What is it about?
It's about having an environment where everyone's opinion is heard and in equal amounts. Everyone's thoughts are given weight.
Clearly one has to give a certain time limit (or space limit) to the thoughts expressed equally and Robert's Rule of Order come to mind.
What is the point of the meeting?
The point of this meeting of the minds is to instill integrity and respect in the meeting. Everyone feels at home.
The second point is always to try to learn something new from the other side and to incorporate it into your own vision of the world.
A third point is that, since everyone is at ease and no one has anything to prove, one can gain ground as a group and one can reach conclusions that hereto have been hidden.
What do you think about a Level Playing Field?
Would you want this philosophy used when you had ametting to attend? why or why not?