We love to celebrate the holidays and enjoy learning how and why friends choose to gather around a table in person or virtually. We enjoyed this New York Times editorial piece exploring ways to appreciate being together while listening to the ongoing Podcast from Author Priya Parker.
Listen to Priya Parker the author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters. Welcome to “Together Apart” — you can subscribe on Apple or Spotify. How do we make gatherings meaningful when we can’t be physically together?
A heartfelt celebration of the Silver community and its approach to staying connected always inspires us.
See the New York Times editorial here.
In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker argues that the gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive—which they don't have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play.
Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide array of gatherings—conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob party, an Arab-Israeli summer camp—and explains how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience.