Wrong end of the Open Space tool

When people say Open Space will not work chances are they are looking at the wrong end of the tool. The shape of the handle, the grip by which you pick it up is less important than the business end. The business end is working together premised upon a trust that ordinary people can do work that matters. How you pick up the tool—the market place, the wall, the circle—is of less importance.

So open space is not so much circle, bulletin board, market place: it is mainly the last three words that we so often do not hear: get to work.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 25th, 2008 | No Comments »

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