Encouraging openness of discussion, WITHOUT citing the identify or affiliation of participants
Anonymous (name withheld)
Have you ever read some news or report in print or digital where the person declined to be cited (by name) and so the publisher says something as "We saw three persons jumping out of the window..." said a parent (anonymous). This is because the publisher is following a protocol as they had promised to the parent.
For professional events over a lunch or a dinner, hosts can setup their rules. For example, have you read about The Chatham House Rule?
When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
This is exactly what I shared when I announced 8Knorks, when I said:
At 8Knorks, the names of participants are not made public at any stage of the activity, before, during, or after the dinner. The participants can discuss their vulnerabilities, constraints, the blindfolds, and what stops them to invest better in their learnings and in their work. We, the organizers never quote the participant name while sharing the takeaways of the dinner.
See how 8Knorks works for more details and how it is an open license for us to discuss what holds our hands to do our best work, for present and for the future.
The Chatham House has a bit of history for its why and how. For us and many other events in the world, the rule has become a guiding light. Now we have got a chance to draw energy from this light. Will you?
Write to me if you have any questions that stop you from applying to 8Knorks.