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Open Space Technology


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Open Space Technology

  1. 1. Jaibeer Malik OpenSpace Technology
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>18:00 - 18:20 Kick-off in common space. Introduce OpenSpace mechanisms, theme, suggest sessions, build up marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>18:20 - 19:00 First timeslot </li></ul><ul><li>19:00 - 19:10 Coffee Break </li></ul><ul><li>19:10 - 19:50 Second timeslot </li></ul><ul><li>19:50 - 20:00 Reconvene in the common space, Closure </li></ul>Jaibeer Malik
  3. 3. Open What? <ul><li>OpenSpace is a way for people to gather, exchange ideas, learn and contribute in a self-organising way. You could compare it with a conference with only coffee breaks, where generally the most interesting exchanges occur. </li></ul>Jaibeer Malik
  4. 4. How? <ul><li>Everybody comes together in a central place. The host presents the theme, the rules (not many) and the mechanisms. Then whoever has a subject he or she would like to discuss, he stands in the center of the circle, shortly introduces the subject and chooses a time and a place on a big board called the &quot;marketplace&quot;. People then separate out into breakout locations. </li></ul><ul><li>The &quot;slots&quot; are only there to provide some structure. It does not matter how long a session takes. It could be ten minutes, it could be all night. It starts when it starts, and it ends when it ends. </li></ul>Jaibeer Malik
  5. 5. The Four Principles <ul><li>Whoever shows up is the right people </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever happens is the only thing that could </li></ul><ul><li>It starts when it starts </li></ul><ul><li>It's over when it's over </li></ul>Jaibeer Malik
  6. 6. The One Law: The Law of Two Feet <ul><li>Whenever you are in a place that you feel you are not learning or contributing, go to a place where you can learn or contribute. </li></ul>Jaibeer Malik
  7. 7. Roles <ul><li>Host: Hosts a session, documents the results </li></ul><ul><li>Participant: Shows up for a session, supports the host </li></ul><ul><li>Bumblebee: goes from session to session, cross-pollinator </li></ul><ul><li>Butterfly: can not currently find a session to learn or contribute. So just sits and beautifies the Space. </li></ul>Jaibeer Malik
  8. 8. Be prepared to be surprised <ul><li>Be prepared to be surprised is a statement that asks you to be open to new impressions, opinions: to keep an open mind and try to look for things that surprise and delight you. </li></ul>Jaibeer Malik