Each person in turn has a minute or so in which to say what is on their mind without being interrupted and with no questions, comments or discussion. No one is obliged to speak. As a round should continue without being controlled, it is important to start by adopting a theme, for instance:

  • here-and-now round: each person tells what they have just stopped thinking about in order to take part in the meeting whole-heartedly
  • agenda round: which issue is most important for me at this meeting
  • inventory round, before a discussion: something important to bear in mind during the discussion
  • proposal round, after a discussion: each person proposes a decision without any motivation or discussion
  • concluding round: what worked well at the meeting and what could be improved

See also the section Democratic management

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