[OSList] Renewing the Mission of the Open Space Institute U.S.
Harrison Owen via OSList
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Mon Jul 18 14:41:54 PDT 2016
Harold – I love your intensity and focus! And -- I have a few suggestions for your “practical questions” (How can the OSI-US best support our community?
How can we best work together with the community to co-create a broad and diverse circle of people holding space for open space?)
Do as little as possible.
Never work harder than you have to.
Be present, but basically invisible.
Remember the 5 Principles
Practice The Law of Two Feet
That ought to do it. At least it always worked for me. J
PS – and if you need something more specific – Just open space whenever, wherever, however, with whomever, about whatever, as often as you can.
From: OSList [mailto:oslist-bounces at lists.openspacetech.org] On Behalf Of Harold Shinsato via OSList
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 5:11 PM
Subject: [OSList] Renewing the Mission of the Open Space Institute U.S.
Dear People of Open Space:
The Open Space Institute of the U.S. has been "holding space for open space" since at least 1997. It's origins lie in the summer of 1996, 20 years ago. In the beginnings, there were many serious conversations in the community as to the role and mission of such an institute, and that role has certainly evolved over the years. The board has determined it is time for us to revisit our mission and role, and especially to invite and trust the rest of the community refresh and renew our purpose.
Rather than have a mission statement, we hope instead to have a mission question. Or series of questions. What are the most valuable and alive questions for our community right now, and for the foreseeable future?
To start the "question storming", here are some questions that have been reportedly asked deeply within our community in the early days:
What is Open Space Technology?
What is Open Space?
What is Space?
And here are some practical questions that would help guide the OSI-US's operations:
How can the OSI-US best support our community?
How can we best work together with the community to co-create a broad and diverse circle of people holding space for open space?
on behalf of the Board of the Open Space Institute, U.S.
harold at shinsato.com
twitter: @hajush <http://twitter.com/hajush>
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