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Kairos and Chronos Balance

Kairos and Chronos Balance

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Kairos and Chronos Balance refers to two Greek words for time and to two types of meeting agendas. Chronos refers to thinking about time as a limited resource allocated to tasks and constrained by resources. Chronos meetings have clear agendas and a tight schedule. Kairos, on the other hand, is what happens when we immerse ourselves in crucial conversations around goals and realities (see Figure G.11.). Participants work together to process complex topics—studying, listening, sensing, designing, choosing, and aligning. This links to the Driving Focus crucial conversation.

FIGURE G.11 Chronos versus Kairos Meetings

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