The Art of Gathering

How We Meet and Why It Matters

paperback, 320 pages

Published April 14, 2020 by Riverhead Books.

ISBN:
9781594634932

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"A bold new approach to how we gather that will transform the ways we spend our time together--at work, at home, in our communities, and beyond. In The art of gathering, Priya Parker argues that the gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive--which they don't have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play. Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide array of gatherings--conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob party, an Arab-Israeli summer …

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