When you’re setting up an Executive Roundtable or any peer conversation, why does the peer relationship matter to making the conversations great?
When attendees see other people at about the same seniority level as themselves, from their own work area, they can assume a kind of level playing field when it comes to discussing the problem at hand. People can get down to discussing the problem right away.
This kind of environment makes people feel more relaxed, more trusting that they’ll be understood and that they will in turn understand.
In this kind of environment I’ve seen people who have never met exchange ideas and vulnerabilities that you’d never hear inside each person’s company, no matter how many team-building off-sites they go to.