We use shared display
to create shared understanding
Shared display is not just a white board or a big computer screen. Shared display is a kind of facilitation that engages participants with the display while causing the display to reflect the comments of the participants.
Shared understanding is a powerful, almost magical phenomenon of socially shared cognition. It transcends individual achievement, technology, personalities, and politics – it is made of the same stuff as a choir singing divinely or a basketball team in perfect synch. Shared display not agreement about a solution, it is respect for the complexity of the problem space, and a rich appreciation of the diversity of interests and concerns among the stakeholders. Ultimately, shared understanding is essential to achieving a workable way forward.
Some of the benefits of shared understanding:
- reduction in duplicated effort and rework
- minimized number issues that fall through the cracks
- coherent individual efforts that move the group forward
- decisions that stick
- better visibility of critical issues
- lasting impact on group’s productivity
- fewer and better meetings