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Varieties of Dialogue Arenas and Styles: Table I

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This table was originally developed from varieties of decision-making (Guiding Metaphors and Configuring Choices with Table)
A variant was subsequently developed as Varieties of Dialogue Arenas and Styles) (Table) and as
a Varieties of Disciplinarity, Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity (Table)

TABLE I: Varieties of dialogue arenas (and styles)

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SINGLE: INTRA-
PARADIGMATIC 

"Straight-forward" truth
Relatively stable
"Dialogue about"
Without unstated constraints
Single value framework
Implementation
Short-term tactical concerns
Technique/Science

DUAL: CROSS-
PARADIGMATIC 

"Aggressive constraints"
Relatively dynamic
"Reactive dialogue"
Prevalence of unstated (or
secret) constraints
Value polarization
Extension
Medium term strategic concerns
Art/Techne

MULTI: INTER-
PARADIGMATIC 

"Fuzzy constraints"
Dynamically unstable
"Dialogue in response to"
With and without unstated
constraints
Multi-values / Fuzzy values
Value development
Anticipation
Longer term strategic concerns
Inspiration

META: META-
PARADIGMATIC 

"Holistic"
Turbulent
"Incorporating dialogue"
Neither with nor without
unstated constraints
Value emergence
Integration/Embodiment
Atemporal concerns
Insight

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SPIRITUAL
RESOURCES 

Realm of
value/intuition

SPIRITUAL 
DEV. / TRAINING
(Arena IV)  

Tolerance
Spiritual instruction
Disseminating "the word"
Structured dialogue

SPIRITUAL 
EXPLORATION 
(Arena X)

Spiritual encounters
Challenging "others"
Converting the "misguided"Pilgrimage

SPIRITUAL 
DISCOVERY
(Arena XIV)  

"Many mansions"
Multiple "others"
Spiritual complementarity

SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION 
(Arena XVI)

Embodiment of patterns in transformation
Embodiment of change
 

Group D 

Becoming the dialogue

(XVI)

* Wisdom barrier

KNOWLEDGE
RESOURCES 

(Conceptware)

Realm of ideas/thoughts

KNOW-HOW DEVELOPMENT 
(Arena III)

Education / Training 
(UNESCO)
- Expertise development
- Skills development (ILO)
Mass communications (UNESCO)
Dissemination of knowledge
Ethical framework
Indoctrination

INNOVATION / DEVELOPMENT 
(Arena IX)

Applied research 
(R and D)
Knowledge engineering
Theological encounters
(Intellectual exploitation)
(Propaganda / Censorship)

DISCOVERY / INVENTION 
(Arena XIII)

Fundamental research
Research strategy
Lateral thinking
Syncretism
Creativity

APPROPRIATE PATTERNING
(Arena XV)  

Pattern creation
- Epistemic landscape design
- Pattern transformation
- Morphogenetic patterning
Guiding metaphors
- Image schematics
- Structural archetypes
Kairos

Group C 

Transformative dialogue

(XIII - XV)

* Experience barrier

HUMAN
RESOURCES 

(Groupware)

Realm of affects/feelings

HUMAN RESOURCE MGT.
(Arena II)  

Personnel management (ILO):
- Wage scales
- Hiring/firing policies
- Conditions of work
Public health/safety (ILO/WHO)
Social security (ILO)
Population planning (UNFPA)
Food supply (FAO/WFP)

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
(Arena VIII)  

Dealing with demanding others:
- Competitors / Opponents
- Employee / Labour relations
- Community
- Underprivileged / Foreigners
Human development
Social engineering
(Social exploitation)
(Collusion/Conspiracy)
(Subversion/Blackmail)

RESPONSIVE ORGANIZATION
(Arena XI)  

Mutuality in dialogue:
- Worker participation
- Self-management
- Social responsibility
- Social Charter (EEC)
Development with "human face"
Personal development
Organizational/Business ethics
Professional ethics
Inter-faith community

APPROPRIATE ORGANIZATION 
(Arena XII)

Organizational:
- Transformation
- Culture design/appropriation
- Images/symbol appropriation
Symbolic dialogue
Appropriate commitment
"Projet social"
Political will to change
Transcendent community

Group B 

Innovative dialogue

(VIII - XII)

* Training
barrier

MATERIAL
RESOURCES 

(Hardware)

Realm of tangible artifacts/sensation

RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION 
(Arena I)

Operational dialogue:
- Commerce/Trade (UNCTAD/GATT)
- Industry (UNIDO)
Short-term development:
- Resource allocation
- Cost/Effectiveness
- Programmed investment
Dealing/Bargaining
Calculated risk
Co-existence

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
(Arena V)

Development (R and D)
Engineering / Architecture
Medium-term development(OECD):
- Financial system (G-7)
- Structural adjustment (IMF)
- Agriculture (FAO)
- Commerce/Trade (UNCTAD/GATT)
- Industry (UNIDO)
(Economic exploitation)
(Bribery / "Commissions")
Territorial encounters

FUTURE UNCERTAINTY 
(Arena VI)

- Long-term investment
- Futures markets
- Risk/actuarial analysis
Long-term development (UNCTAD)
- Agriculture (FAO)
Environmental conserv. (UNEP) 

MATERIAL APPROPRIATENESS 
(Arena VII)

Appropriate technology:
- Product appropriateness
- Product design
Sustainable development(UNCED)
Sustainable eco-community

Group A 

Adaptive dialogue

(I - VII)

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