[OSList] rest of the world catching up with Open Space...

Daniel Mezick via OSList oslist at lists.openspacetech.org
Mon Nov 3 14:47:28 PST 2014

Hi Chris,

I certainly understand how someone with your depth of experience and 
know-how can be bugged by McKinsey, the self-appointed guardian of what 
is the gold standard of management consulting.... suddenly declaring our 
interests, style of thinking, and mode of work both valid and important.

That said, the article probably represents an important bellwether, and 
a kind of signal event. It might be signaling that there is (or is very 
soon to be) significant new demand for people with OST-related skills. 
In this sense Gary Hamel is doing us all a big favor, by successfully 
finding the parade and getting in front of it.

Kind Regards,

On 11/3/14 3:52 PM, Chris Corrigan via OSList wrote:
> I think the idea of a change platform is an excellent one.
> I have been putting together my own approach to this kind of work 
> recently.  i've been thinking of it as a kind of operating system with 
> different layers. It's about examining how I work with pretty much 
> anyone - the kind of theoretical basis for my work, my own strengths 
> and preferences and assumptions.  On top of that are ways of seeing 
> the world that I apply pretty consistently and on top of that, "apps" 
> if you will that help work get done coherently.
> It has been a rewarding exercise to do this, and I can't recommend it 
> highly enough to others in this field.  At the very least it helps 
> make it clear to others what you do and why and it has the added 
> benefit of allowing you to see your own assumptions about the way the 
> world works.
> Having said that, yeah, this article seems very 1985.  I'm pretty sure 
> that even in the hallowed belly of McKinsey, this thinking is pretty 
> dated.  Being the self-appointed guardians of what is the gold 
> standard of management consulting, it kind of bugs me when they 
> publish stuff the rest of the world has known for years as if it's the 
> latest trend.  Having said that, it's always nice to pull out their 
> stuff when confronted with a particularly traditional organization 
> that is stuck in its thinking about change and complexity and strategy.
> Chris
>> On Nov 3, 2014, at 7:07 AM, Rosa Zubizarreta via OSList 
>> <oslist at lists.openspacetech.org 
>> <mailto:oslist at lists.openspacetech.org>> wrote:
>> http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/build_a_change_platform_not_a_change_program
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