African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4179

Article in Press

Co-creation & Exceptionality Meetings Online (CEMOs): Leveraging the Power of Dialogue to Co-create Sustainable Futures

Justine Chinoperekweyi

  •  Received: 23 April 2021
  •  Accepted: 08 June 2021
The current empirical review article is premised on a constructionist and discursive approaches to consulting and facilitating conversations to co-create sustainable futures. The article is informed by scholarship of practice, scholarship of application, and scholarship of integration in facilitated evidence-based organization development. The article covers some theoretical frameworks that guide the need for dialogue in co-creating sustainable futures. The application of the conceptual frameworks through Co-creation & Exceptionality Meetings Online (CEMOs) is demonstrated using three Case Studies from different countries. In conclusion the article identified key interventions for effective constructionist and discursive approaches to consulting: An environment of trust, critical training evaluation, build an online community of learners, redefine the roles of online facilitator, continuous effective engagement, and agility & resourcefulness. CEMOs are premised on building a collaborative network including participants/members and different organizations aligned to the mission to be pursued.

Keywords: co-creation, dialogue, generative conversations