doing self-organization

Joelle Lyons Everett JLEShelton at
Wed May 23 20:41:13 PDT 2007

Micheal, Harrison--

I found myself thinking of invitation a couple of weeks ago, while musing on 
a visit to a client that is trying to move away from command and control and 
the experts doing everything, toward greater collaboration and personal 
responsibility.   I had watched them use invitation in a very powerful way, and I 
wanted to encourage them to make invitation a more common practice.

 "Invitation is a useful practice when you want to move away from command and 
     Invite . . . to the meeting
     Invite . . . to participate
     Invite . . . to take responsibility
     Invite . . . to take action

Asking and inviting create a very different dynamic from telling and 


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