General – Mary A. Ferdig
January 22, 2023

Where did the idea of Generative Communication come from, anyway?

For me, as close as I can figure, the idea of Generative Communication came from a slow-growing seed in the recesses of my mind, likely embedded in my DNA. Let’s call it “a propensity for challenging the status quo.”
December 17, 2022

Time to Reflect

One reason for formulating the Generative Communication model—a new strategy for dealing with complex challenges—is the recognition that our world has grown so complex in the 21st century that there is more information to process and problems to solve than our individual brains can handle, even with the aid of intelligent computers.
November 19, 2022

Generative Thanksgiving!

Whether you’re a host or guest, you can ask questions to help generative conversations get started, prompting people to have fun being together and discussing things they’ve never thought much about before.
October 25, 2022

Our Brains Aren’t Big Enough Anymore

One reason for formulating the Generative Communication model—a new strategy for dealing with complex challenges—is the recognition that our world has grown so complex in the 21st century that there is more information to process and problems to solve than our individual brains can handle, even with the aid of intelligent computers.
August 29, 2022

Quit Talking and Communicate

Generative Communication is a way forward when deeply held values of individual rights and responsibility versus social rights and responsibilities get in the way of responding to Climate Change in significant ways. This blog explores these questions from the perspective of stakeholders of the U.S. Agricultural Industry. The conversation above offers a shorthand version of differing views in an imagined stakeholder group: agriculture (ag) consumers, ag producers, local university ag and climate change researchers, sustainability advocates, and local politicians. While comments may represent similar-minded folks, you can rest assured that each individual within the various stakeholder groups has a personal and unique point of view.