EBBF Podcast Episode 6: Consultation, How Can It Evolve Decision-Making & Other Organizational Processes?

The Ethical Business Building the Future organization, otherwise known as EBBF, is a not-for-profit that aims to promote and moral and spiritual wisdom and principles found in the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and the great religious traditions of the world, such as the principles of justice, respect, trustworthiness, integrity and unity.

#discoveringhow is EBBF’s podcast series where you can hear personal experiences and insights from EBBF members — each episode offers you stepping stones, fresh ideas, and the personal learnings of people who believe that ethical business can and should build the future.

In this episode Françoise Le Goff explains how she used consultation to implement a large, complex project involving hundreds of people, millions of dollars and many different personal agendas. Valerie Arnold poses the question, “What biases do we bring to a consultative process and how can we keep them in check?” Trip Barthel has worked for many years as a mediator. He has developed nine stages of consultative decision-making he believes offer participants opportunities for personal as well as organizational growth. In this episode, he defines consultation. 

If you’d like to know more about EBBF, you can check out their website: http://ebbf.org/

You can also read an interview with Daniel Truran, EBBF’s director, here on Baha’i Blog, EBBF: Ethical Business Building the Future – An Interview with Daniel Truran.

And lastly, you can read our conversation with the host of this podcast on Baha’i Blog as well: An Interview with Jean Parker, Host of EBBF’s Podcast Series ‘Discovering How’.

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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