The power of dialogue

John Varney (John Varney is Director of the Centre for Management Creativity, High Trenhouse, Malham Moor, Settle, North Yorkshire, UK. He welcomes feedback on dialogue and may be contacted on 01729 830322; fax: 01729 830579)

Management Development Review

ISSN: 0962-2519

Publication date: 1 April 1996


Dialogue is emerging as a means of communicating at a subtle level, which points the way management may need to develop in order to deal with an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. Suggests that dialogue should be the basis of strategic planning. As senior managers bring the spirit of dialogue into the workplace, there will be extraordinary changes in the nature of organizations.



Varney, J. (1996), "The power of dialogue", Management Development Review, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 30-32.

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