I’ve been pondering the need to be seen to be DOING the need to produce OUTPUTS or PRODUCTS and the dilemma of the intrinsic worth of simply BEING with others and having conversations.
This.. situation often arises when I talk about or facilitate open space meetings. “It was good to talk to have some time to explore, to slow down, BUT what did we achieve?” I wonder why talking, exploring and slowing down are not generally seen as achievements in their own right?
Thanks, Viv, I so agree and haven’t quite managed to express it so directly. And, by the way, if we look at all this so-called DOING, a lot of it turns out be just “action theatre” anyway.