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Jun 11, 2019
In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker argues that the
gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive--which they
don't have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions
of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the
people involved. At a time when coming together is more important
than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering
that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences,
large and small, for work and for play.
Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide array of gatherings--conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob party, an Arab-Israeli summer camp--and explains how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience.