Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Technography revisited

That was the title of an email I received recently from friend and colleague Bernie DeKoven. Bernie developed technography to support the work of Rob Fulup and Michael Schrage. I could tell you the story, but you'd have a better time and get a better story by seeing the original video (also available on Google Video).

If you're interested in more about technography, see Bernie's collection of articles called Meetings and Fun, see his ideas on Fun and Work, or simply read the original email as he posted it on his FunLog under Executive Playgrounds.


Blogger Bernie said...

Thanks for this, Bill. It is an honor to have you as a colleague.

I actually developed Technography earlier than the Fulop-Schrage meeting, and had used it successfully to facilitate meetings at Apple and Stanford Research Institute.

As I mentioned in a comment to this blogpost, also about the video clip, the technology hides the contribution of the facilitator, and vice versa. It really is a merging of the two, as you so well know.

28 November, 2006 05:28  
Blogger Bill Harris said...

Thanks for stopping by, Bernie; it's always good to hear from you as well as to get an update on what you're doing and have done. Technography done well, as you've shown me, is a powerful tool for fostering effective dialog and progress in group work. I'm glad to hear organizations such as Apple and SRI were making use of it even longer ago.

30 November, 2006 10:07  

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