The Summer 2017 edition of e-O&P (Vol 24, No 2) explores the issues involved in developing cross-cultural reciprocal relationships between individuals and communities, and within organisational life in its many forms. What are the benefits of engaging reciprocally? And is there a shadow side of reciprocity? Join in the conversation.
In case it helps. we've attached a copy of the original Call for Contributions, and a pdf copy of the entire 'Reciprocity' edition, which may take a minute to download in its entirety. You can also read an html version of the Editorial here:
Thanks, Chris. I enjoy a good story and appreciate your drawing my attention to the Claptrap video.
I couldn't agree more with your point about the importance of listening to understand other perspectives than our own. But I was surprised to find, (another good surprise, of course) that the point of the video was rather different. If I haven't misread it, the use of a few (3?) relatively simple and well-known oratorical techniques is, if not enough, at least a necessary condition for getting one's point across effectively. Startling.
As for friendship and the direction of challenging remarks, I wish we could be less fearful of ruptures so we could speak more freely. It can be painful, having my unrecognised assumptions revealed to me but it's well worth the momentary discomfort.