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A comprehensive list fo science articles researched and sorted by Dominika Fudala.
All essential elements in a growing body of knowledge for the Meeting architects of the future.
The MDI dream is to create a book project, translating the articles to practical knowledge for meeting design.

Give Participants Time to Talk

It is a common error, and one that I made early in my career. Because bringing participants together is so costly to the company, and because it happens so infrequently, there is a natural tendency to cram as much information as possible into the available time.

Top creativity Tips to Think Outside the Box by Midcourse Corrections

Ever been stuck and feel like you can’t get out of your box?

Maybe even backed into a corner? I have. And I suspect you have too.

Routine Thinking Leads To Being Stuck

I believe that often we do the same thing so much that we can’t see another way of proceeding.

Our minds really don’t like to think. It defaults to a mental path we’ve created over and over again. It takes less energy and mental work to follow the same path or process.

Openness or How Do You Design for the Loss of Control?

Openness is the mega-trend for innovation in the 21st century, and it remains the topic du jour for businesses of all kinds. Granted, it has been on the agenda of every executive ever since Henry Chesbrough’s seminal Open Innovation came out in 2003.

Culturally diverse attendance and learning in conferences

After reading Vanneste's wonderful book, Meeting Architecture: a manifesto, I have been wondering whether the industry architects design the content of a conference keeping the multicultural audience in mind. To be more specific, I wonder what and when any conceptual tools are used to achieve the conference's learning objectives.

A Quick Fix for Queues

ScienceDaily (June 3, 2010) — Queuing, standing in line ... it's what we do well, but complain about the most. Thankfully, science is coming to the rescue as researchers in Taiwan have devised a formula that could revolutionize restaurants, post offices, customer service desks, and theater ticket sales everywhere.

Dan Tobin - Corporate Learning Strategist

Dan has worked in the training and development field for 30 years, including four years as vice president of design and development at the American Management Association, eleven years at Digital Equipment Corporation where he founded Digital’s Network University, and two years at Wang Global/Getronics where he founded Wang Global/Getronics Virtual University.  Dan has extensive experience in management development, executive education, sales and sales support training and technical education.

Secrets of Effective Meetings and Events

Written by a planner, for other planners, this book touches many M&E management issues from a practical day-to-day point of view. Whether you are an experienced meeting planner or you are making your first steps into this challenging world, this book is your survival guide to make meetings and events more effective.
You will be introduced in new and attracting meeting and networking formats and you discover the tools to create your own innovative formats.

Will We Succeed? The Science of Self Motivation

ScienceDaily (June 1, 2010) — Can you help you? Recent research by University of Illinois Professor Dolores Albarracin and Visiting Assistant Professor Ibrahim Senay, along with Kenji Noguchi, Assistant Professor at Southern Mississippi University, has shown that those who ask themselves whether they will perform a task generally do better than those who tell themselves that they will.

Using "Virtual Follow-up Sessions" to reinforce learning

Virtual Follow-Up Sessions to Reinforce Learning

How often have you attended a meeting or training session or taken an e-learning program and then failed at applying your learning to your job? Often this results from one of the following causes:
• Because the subject matter was brand new to you, you didn’t know what questions to ask in the class, so when you tried to apply your learning to your work, you find that you now have questions, but no resources available to answer those questions.

The Medici Effect

What do termites and architecture have in common?
Music records and airlines?
And what does any of this have to do with
health-care, card-games or cooking ?

Most of us would assume nothing. But out of each of these seemingly random combinations have come groundbreaking ideas that have created whole new fields. In his bestselling book, Frans Johansson takes us on a fascinating journey to the Intersection: a place where ideas from different industries and cultures meet and collide, ultimately igniting an explosion of extraordinary new innovations.

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