when i’ve been communicating from the front recently, i’ve experimented a fair bit with the layout of the room. maybe it’s just me but i’ve felt that moving people into a circle and just breaking the routine of posture has been something very powerful.
could it be that such a subtle change can have such a positive impact? is it because everyone feels included in a circle? is it that staring at the back of other peoples heads does nothing for building community? perhaps it might change people’s roles from spectator to participant?
no concrete thoughts, just a load of questions, but i definitely want to use the power of the circle again and again when i communicate, as well as exploring other ways of helping every member of the room feel valued, included and free to participate.