It’s good to talk: Beth Allen says informal conversation is important for the Quaker business method

‘I am sad to lose some aspects of the past, but I don’t despair.’

‘Our business method and our formal structures depend more than perhaps we realised on our informal relationships.’

Can conversations help us make good decisions? I think we might be able to answer this question by looking at a few things I’ve observed in the development of our Friendly community. I’m not a sociologist; what follows are just my own amateur reflections.

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