Help for David
ralphsc at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 7 06:06:58 PDT 1998
I have conducted many open space events where attendance was mandatory.
In my experience, they all worked just fine. Personally I only have a
problem with "mandatory"unless the system is in some kind of conflict or
turmoil. Employees get called to meetings all the time and attend with
no more than a usual amount of behaviorus interruptus. If the very act
of calling the meeting is widely and clearly perceived as advancing or
exacerbating the conflict, then it's worth a good close look.
Academics do seem to be somewhat more contrary about these things than
most, but I wouldn't let that stop me before I start.
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