Open Space Technology: A User's Guide

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008 - Business & Economics - 198 pages
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What if you could identify a mission-critical issue for your organization, bring together the people with something to contribute and something at stake, focus on that issue and take decisive action all in the same meeting? A fantasy? Not with the application of Open Space Technology. Open Space Technology is a methodological tool that enables self-organizing groups of all sizes to deal with hugely complex issues in a very short period of time. Authored by the originator of Open Space Technology, Open Space Technology: A User's Guide details what needs to be done before, during, and after an Open Space event. It is the most authoritative book available on how to plan and run a successful Open Space event. This 3rd edition adds a survey of the current status of Open Space Technology around the world, an updated section on the latest available technology for report writing (a key aspect of the Open Space process), and an updated list of resources.
 

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User Review  - MichaŽl Molenaar - Goodreads

Great book by the originator Harisson Owen and very good readable if you want to learn/do Open Space workshops. Read full review

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User Review  - Riitta Toivonen - Goodreads

Beautifully written account of a beautiful method for creating the space for people to work effectively together on what matters to them. In simple steps, here's all you need to know to run your own Open space event - you'll be surprised how good it turns out. Read full review

Contents

Open Space Technology?
1
Preparation
15
Proceedings and the Electronic Connection
47
Personal Preparation for Open Space
55
Site Preparation
65
Creating Time and Space
79
Holding Time and Space
107
Movement to Action
131
Endings and New Beginnings
147
FollowUp
161
Unexpected Gifts Leadership Performance Peace
169
What Next?
183
Index
193
About the Author
199
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About the author (2008)

HARRISON OWEN (Maryland) is the originator of Open Space Technology, the president of H.H. Owen and Co. and the author of The Power of Spirit, The Spirit of Leadership and Expanding Our Now: The Story of Open Space Technology.

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