[OSList] Open Space for innovation with group of 8?

Richard Kasperowski via OSList oslist at lists.openspacetech.org
Fri Jan 9 05:57:00 PST 2015

Hi, Thomas! I think OS is perfect for this! 8 people, 2-3 days, desire to
explore: perfect!

When I worked with Nokia, we did an OS for 6 weeks straight. We were
transferring responsibility for a large software product from a legacy team
to a new team. We could have spent a lot of time designing a curriculum,
training trainers, running classes, etc.--and probably getting it wrong.
Instead, we used OS and let things emerge. The right people did the right
things with the right groups at the right times, and, without knowing how
it would happen ahead of time, we got it done. I shared some of the story
http://kasperowski.com/2012/10/radical-innovation-six-week-open-space.html .


Richard Kasperowski

On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Thomas Perret via OSList <
oslist at lists.openspacetech.org> wrote:

> Hi friends,
> I would like some help.
> I have been approached by a company who wants to find innovations within a
> certain technology. They are looking to have a team of 8-10 working for 2
> or 3 days, and they have invited me to give them a suggestion for how to go
> about it.
> My questions:
> 1. Do you think OS is the best approach with only 8 people and this kind
> of mission? If not, how would you go about it? If yes, how have you had it
> work?
> 2. There are over 100 people in the company - how could one utilise this
> potential for the purpose without having to release everybody from client
> work for 2-3 days?
> 3. They would really want to explore new innovations more broadly, but are
> looking, for now, to look within a certain technology because they fear
> being more general will give less results. Thoughts on this?
> Gratefully,
> Thomas
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