A closer look at cycles

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Date: September 3, 2020

Theme: A closer look at cycles

Prompt: Cycles are everywhere, but we keep trying to change or eliminate them. What do we lose in the process?

Thought-starters:

Pre-work: Read what you can and come prepared to discuss the topic.

Facilitation questions

  • What are other examples of cycles that occur in nature and society?
  • What are example where humans are trying to alter or eliminate cycles?
  • What are some of the reasons that we try to control cycles? What does that indicate about us as a society?
  • What are some of the downsides of these actions?
  • Consider the analogy of “winter” as a time to rest, plan, and prepare:
    • What might the idea of winter imply for our relationships?
    • What might be the benefit of winter in business and within organizations?
    • What are other useful applications of the concept?