The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

作者 : Priya Parker

出版社 : RIVERHEAD

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「這本書讓讀者了解我們聚會的次數有多頻繁,並且如何將平凡的聚會變得更有意義、夢想和作為。」─Daniel L. Shapiro,哈佛國際談判計劃創辦者

上個禮拜你和朋友聚餐了幾次?這週公司安排的會議又有幾場?公司開會、家庭活動、朋友聚餐都是聚會的一種形式,人類可說是靠著聚會來維持彼此關係的穩定,但雖然我們聚會的次數那麼頻繁,卻有許多只剩下形式,失去了原本的意義。

在本書中,作者佩利亞‧帕克就先以許多生活中重要的聚會已失去了聚會應該有的功用做開頭,她說明,聚會的重點應該在其獨特性和參與的人們,而不應該過於拘泥在慣例和傳統。

接著帕克以身為舉辦聚會的專業經驗,分析各式她參加過的聚會,有職場會議、法院審判、快閃活動、夏令營等等,告訴讀者哪些事項要遵守、哪些要避開。

閱讀本書的過程像是一趟旅程也可以得到實際的建議,下一次聚會,你是否準備好要做些改變,讓它轉身變成更有意義的聚會呢?

A new approach to how and why we come together that will revolutionize the ways we gather: at work, at school, at home and beyond.

Every day we find ourselves in gatherings, Priya Parker says in The Art of Gathering. If we can determine what makes these gatherings effective and memorable, then we can reframe and redirect them to benefit everyone, host and guest alike. Parker defines a gathering as three or more people who come together for a specific purpose. When we understand why we gather, she believes--to acknowledge, to learn, to challenge, to change--we learn how to organize gatherings that are relevant and notable: from a productive business meeting to a thought-provoking conference; from a joyful wedding to a unifying family dinner.

Drawing on her experience as a strategic facilitator who's worked with such organizations as the World Economic Forum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the retail company Fresh, Parker explains how ordinary people can create remarkable occasions, large and small. In dozens of fascinating examples, she breaks down the alchemy of these experiences to show what goes into the good ones and demonstrates how we can learn to incorporate those elements into all of our gatherings. The result is a book that's both journey and guide, full of big ideas with real-world applications that will change the way you look at a business meeting, a parent-teacher conference, and a backyard barbecue.
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作者介紹
Priya Parker
A conflict-resolution mediator by training, Priya Parker has worked on peace processes in India, South Africa, Zambia, and the Middle East. She is the founder of Thrive Labs and cofounder of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, which aims to improve inter-group relations at colleges and universities. Parker has worked at the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, the Dalai Lama's Foundation for Universal Responsibility, and at PRS Legislative Research in India. She lives in New York City with her family.
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