The Zen of Charrettes

Published April 22, 2016

By: National Charrette Institute

This is a four-part article series on the Zen of Charrettes.


The Zen of Charrettes: Transforming conflict into co-action

Published on April 22, 2016

It is not unusual for a charrette to agitate concerns and misunderstandings. Placing value on inclusion and listening is the first step toward recognizing when conflict actually represents an opportunity.

The Zen of Charrettes: The magic of three feedback loops with space to get it wrong twice

Published on April 22, 2016

Reflecting on my decades of managing charrettes, I realized that what I’m really managing is the flow of ideas, information and energy.

The Zen of Charrettes: Charrettes as collective mindfulness

Published on May 13, 2016

There is a lot of talk about mindfulness these days. I have also witnessed a sort of collaborative or collective mindfulness taking place in charrettes.

The Zen of Charrettes: The way out of the silos

Published on June 17, 2016

The challenge is that we are all specialists working in fortified silos, buried in too much work, with too much information, and doing too many things at once.