[OSList] OST training September 6-8 in Europe (X-posted GC/GCD/OS-lists)
Michael M Pannwitz via OSList
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Mon Jul 17 15:38:44 PDT 2017
I am not at all sure what "we are".
I wonder whether I can be sure what my focus as facilitator in the OST
So far, I felt my focus was to assist the sponsor in finding out whether
an OST event is in order for whatever it is that he/she wants to do. The
straightforward approach was to take a look with him whether the 5 or so
prerequisites for an OST event are in place.
When that is the case and the event is decide on, the sponsor opens the
space for the event to take place. I have never heard a sponsor talk
about "emergence". Sponsors always wanted that some headway is made in a
wicked situation for which nobody had a solution so far.
Considering that the force of selforganization is always active but
sometimes pretty cramped (when various kinds of controls are exerted) it
appears to me to be less a question of "setting the stage for
selforganization" but being aware that it has its stage, albeit very
small at times, and that it can do better by having a bit more time and
space to unfold on its stage.
Focusing selforganization seems to me more in the direction of
controlling selforganization and that is probably impossible. Even less
possible seem to me any attempts to have bumblebees feel more empowered
to do what I might think they ought to do. Its just as futile as working
on empowering other human beings, especially facing the fact what a hard
time I have to empower myself.
Yes, I also see/feel/notice/ etc. lots of unexpected and thrilling stuff
while meandering through an OST event picking up coffee cups or taking a
nap, oblivious to what direction things go and happily appreciating
seeing folks follow their passions in structures and processes they
themselves create in a fashion that no number of facilitators could.
Sleepless in Berlin and finding it great to be tickled into this dialog.
Am 17.07.2017 um 23:27 schrieb Thomas Herrmann via OSList:
> We are but an instrument assisting the sponsor to open space for emergence.
> We set the stage for selforganization to happen with a bit more directed focus and bumblebees feel more empowered to flap their wings, stirring energy, creating disturbances and they also contribute with their wisdom.
> Crosspollination happens while I pick coffee cups. And I get paid for it!
> Skickat från min iPhone
>> 17 juli 2017 kl. 22:36 skrev Michael M Pannwitz <mmpannwitz at gmail.com>:
>> Learn to Open Space for Cross Pollination in Groups?
>> And here I keep thinking that
>> 1) facilitators dont open space, sponsors do
>> 2) facilitators introduce OST, humbly
>> 3) if things go as they seem to always go, space and time expand a bit for the force of selforganisation to do its stuff.
>> And, my experience, bumble bees do their pollination stuff between groups as they flit around from group to group often strategically as is the habit of bumble bees, there is nothing random about them... and thats a predictable side effect of selforganisation.
>> Why should a facilitator get involved to bother about cross pollination and how could she be if completely occupied with doing nothing to get out of the way of the good old force, bless her.
>> Greetings from Berlin
>>> Am 17.07.2017 um 14:47 schrieb Thomas Herrmann via OSList:
>>> *Dear friends in Open Space*
>>> Doris Gottlieb, Anna Caroline Türk and myself welcome anyone interested to learn about working with Open Space Technology to join us in September 6-8. Easily accessible close to Amsterdam. Join us and please share it on!
>>> More info: https://www.dorisgottlieb.com/ost-092017
>>> Thanks and those of you in Europe – have a nice summer!
>>> Let’s go! Thomas Herrmann
>>> Thomas Herrmann
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Michael M Pannwitz
Draisweg 1, 12209 Berlin, Germany
++49 - 30-772 8000
mmpannwitz at gmail.com
Check out the Open Space World Map presently showing 441 resident Open
Space Workers in 69 countries working in a total of 144 countries worldwide
Here you find books and task cards on open space, most in German, some
in English, some as ebooks, some multilingual
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