Open Space Technology

ISBN-10: 1576754766
ISBN-13: 9781576754764
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Harrison Owen
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Description: Open Space Technology: A User's Guide is just what the name implies: a hands-on, detailed description of facilitating Open Space Technology (OST). OST is an effective, economical, fast, and easily repeatable strategy for organizing meetings of  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Open Space Technology: A User's Guide is just what the name implies: a hands-on, detailed description of facilitating Open Space Technology (OST). OST is an effective, economical, fast, and easily repeatable strategy for organizing meetings of between 5 and 2,000 participants that has been used in thousands of organizations in 134 countries and just keeps growing in popularity. Written by the originator of the method, this is the most authoritative book on the rationale, procedures, and requirements of OST.

Preface to the Third Edition
Open Space Technology?
The Genesis of Open Space Technology
Experience to Date
Coming Attractions
Preparation
Appropriateness
It Always Works
Working with the Client If You Are NOT the Sponsor
Focus and Intent
The Group
How Many?
The Invitation
Time and Space
OST in Combination
Space
Other Considerations-Like When Do We Eat?
Supplies
Consultation with the Facility Management
Checklist for Open Space
Proceedings and the Electronic Connection
How Does It Work Practically?
Keep It Simple
How Many Printers?
Reports without Computers
Wikis, Blogs, and Websites
Personal Preparation for Open Space
Creating and Holding Time and Space
Being Authentically Present
Self-Preparation
Site Preparation
Physical Arrangements: Chairs in a Circle
Plenty of Space
Make the Wall Accessible
And Nothing in the Middle (Almost)
Creation and Placement of Signs
Theme, Behavior, and Expectations
Space/Time Matrix and Daily Schedule
Report Production
Creating Time and Space
Welcome
Focus the Group
State the Theme
Describe the Process
Questions?
The Four Principles and One Law
The One Law
The Final Admonition
Time to Go to Work
Creating the Community Bulletin Board
Opening the Village Marketplace
Holding Time and Space
Collecting Coffee Cups and Trash
Sensing and Responding to the Environment
Morning Announcements and Evening News
Empowering the People
Potholes in the Road
Heavy Weather
Space Invaders
Dealing with the Outrageous
To Intervene or Not Intervene
Movement to Action
Getting the Whole System in the Room
It Has Already Happened
Prioritization and Action Planning
Sticky Dots
Voting
Convergence and Action Plans
Another Way: Opening the Space for Action
Endings and New Beginnings
The Talking Stick Ceremony
Alternatives to the Talking Stick Ceremony
Reflections on Open Space: The Medicine Wheel
Follow-Up
Keep the Space Open/Open More Space
Unexpected Gifts: Leadership, Performance, Peace
Leadership
High Performance
Peace and Peacemaking
What Next?
Additional Resources
Index
About the Author

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