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Open space

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Presentation about what Open Space is, and how it can be used as intervention in change projects

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Open space

  1. 1. Open Space Technology Open Space: Involving people in change Ben Linders, Nico Bakker
  2. 2. Open Space Introduction
  3. 3. Law of 2 feet If you're neither learning nor contributing, use your two feet and find a place where you can.
  4. 4. Law of 2 feet
  5. 5. Principles <ul><li>Whoever comes is the right people </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever happens is the only thing that could have </li></ul><ul><li>Whenever it starts is the right time </li></ul><ul><li>When it’s over it’s over </li></ul>
  6. 6. Open Space Preconditions <ul><li>Real issue </li></ul><ul><li>Issue is Complex or Chaotic </li></ul><ul><li>Safe environment </li></ul><ul><li>Drive for improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul>
  7. 7. Learning by doing <ul><li>Think back on your experience </li></ul><ul><li>Can you see Open Space as intervention? </li></ul>
  8. 8. How <ul><li>Open space and stand-up </li></ul><ul><li>Law, Principles and Practicalities </li></ul><ul><li>Theme </li></ul><ul><li>Topics presented at Marketplace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendants “sell” their topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendants walk to preferred topic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Informal plenary feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Roles </li></ul>
  9. 9. Open space as intervention <ul><li>Stimulates bottom up change </li></ul><ul><li>Provides all the space to speak up </li></ul><ul><li>Topic examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits and cost for the organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact on me and my colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to prevent likely pitfalls </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Why does it work? <ul><li>Supports bottom up approach </li></ul><ul><li>Involves all </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility remains at participants </li></ul><ul><li>Many successful examples since start (80ies) </li></ul>
  11. 11. More information <ul><li>Blogs (in Dutch) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Spaces: Betrokken medewerkers bij verandering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Space Agile en ICT Cultuur </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Space Technology: A User's Guide. Berrett-Koehler </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia: Open Space Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Space World </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Veranderproject.nl is an initiative by Ben Linders, André Heijstek, Michel Verweij & Nico Bakker

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