[OSList] What is y/our biggest vision for OST ?
genuine-contact at joyful-together.com
Thu Mar 1 16:22:02 PST 2018
Thank you all for the vivid responses!
Tom, I have a big YES for what you described:
„…we conduct a number of experiments on ourselves about mixing and matching form, cross pollinating ideas form the various forms of self organizing gathering and working. And do a bunch of reflecting and considering about what OST V2.0 might be? It may be that we have found the perfect product in OST V1.0 But it might be that through the gathering of all of the groups to conduct these kinds of experiments and reflections we find some other options that might be good in certain situations. Or something else.“
What I am mostly interested in is open space. Whenever Open Space Technology serves that, I am in.
As with the Genuine Contact Program: I am dedicated to genuine contact. Whenever I come across something else that serves that intention, I embrace it.
2003 I began sharing my main OST learnings with my closest friends, and suggested little things like:
„Please never go out to the movies with me just because we said so. You can apply the law of two feet and cancel last minute. With me, always stay true to what you really want.“
That was friendship 2.0 :-)
After having fallen in love with OST I knew: I don’t see this as just a meeting methodology. I want this to become my way of living!
But… I also knew it would be tough for me. My need to control was strong: To control when things started or ended - who came and who didn’t - what we would talk about - where it took place…
Becoming an OST and GC facilitator turned into a spiritual journey, as I didn’t want to just „do“ OST but „embody“ OST.
Part of MY biggest vision for OST is millions or billions of people embracing the principles for their every day lives.
So they get to relax and more trusting in life. As I have become in the last 15 years.
Instead of remorse, embracing „whatever happened…“
Instead of continuous rushing, trusting in „whenever it starts…“
Instead of manipulating, extending an invitation…
Instead of pretending and separating body and soul, following the law of two feet...
In the WOSonOS planning meeting during my session „OST as a world-view“ I shared:
To me, the principles hold within them trust in the goodness of live.
An invitation to relax and go with the flow. An opening up to synchronicity...
I am happy when an OST meeting leads to great work. I am even more happy when people take something away for their (work) life in general…
For example, when they refer to being a bumble bee, giving themselves permission to move. To be free.
I am not convinced that the only and best way for making this way of living accessible to millions of people is having them all participate in 2,5 day conferences.
What other ideas might we come up with, getting together as explorers?
How about creating online events like the current „Worldwide Tapping Summit“?
Events which present many processes that all support self-organisation and genuine leadership (thanks to a recent conversation to Daniel Mezick for this term).
Apps as described by Paul Levy during the planning meeting.
As for other posts about OST being around for 30 years and not having been made better:
With all due respect to the OST elders and especially to my direct teachers Michael M Pannwitz and Harrison Owen, and at the same time being intentionally irreverently: In an evolutionary context, 30 years means nothing!
Something can be the top of the game for thirty, hundreds or thousands of years and then upgraded by the next evolutionary adaptation.
Which makes a new user’s guide necessary. As described here ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ>
Curious about a possibility of WOSonos 2018,
> Am 01.03.2018 um 16:02 schrieb Tom Brown <tgb417 at gmail.com <mailto:tgb417 at gmail.com>>:
> Thanks for your comments. The impression I have had after listening to the little chunk of podcast and reading you note.
> Is that the family of self organizing approaches would come together at WOSonOS. Not just Open Spacers, but folks who do lean coffee, bar camp, scrum and agile, and the list goes on. (I’m not sure that I know all of the different klans of self organizing approaches.)
> And when we come together we conduct a number of experiments on ourslves about mixing and matching form, cross pollinating ideas form the various forms of self organizing gathering and working. And do a bunch of reflecting and considering about what OST V2.0 might be? It may be that we have found the perfect product in OST V1.0 But it might be that through the gathering of all of the groups to conduct these kinds of experiments and reflections we find some other options that might be good in certain situations. Or something else.
> We might have a theme around building / discovering a V2.0 OST
> --Tom Brown
> tgb417 at gmail.com <mailto:tgb417 at gmail.com>
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 6:33 AM, Marai Kiele via OSList <oslist at lists.openspacetech.org <mailto:oslist at lists.openspacetech.org>> wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> Are you interested in fresh thinking regarding OST?
> Are you interested in making it better?
> I recently participated in the WOSonOS planning meeting and ever since I’ve been wondering:
> What could make me eager to go to Iceland?
> Right now, I am not eager. Yet.
> I have already been to three WOSonOS (2003 in Svenmark, 2005 in Canada, 2010 in Berlin) and several OSonOS.
> I don’t need another OST just to share some practices, experiences, stories.
> Just to see old friends (while I love meeting old friends!). Just to make new friends (while I love making new friends!).
> But none of this evokes the desire to go to Iceland for WOSonOS from me.
> How about you?
> So I’ve been contemplating:
> What would I need to happen there, so that I create the money and time to go?
> What would need to have evolved, so that afterwards I will celebrate having been there?
> Today I listened to a podcast by Seth Godin, who I appreciate for his honest and brilliant approach to marketing.
> Regarding the grandest possible vision for OST I invite you to listen to 1 minute:
> http://hear.sethpodcast.com/?_branch_match_id=353283807642880233 <http://hear.sethpodcast.com/?_branch_match_id=353283807642880233>
> Stopp what is playing automatically
> Scroll down to the episodes and start „The Grand Opening"
> Listen to 10:57 - 11:58
> Please take 1,5 minutes, listen first, than continue reading. Thank you.
> So referring to what he shared and applying it to OST:
> Can OST actually be made better?
> I know there is a strong perspective of every change = making it worse.
> I once thought that way. Not anymore.
> What if there actually were many things to make it better?
> Be it in the format, the marketing, how it is integrated into business…
> So that we relax and trust that… slowly and naturally… some day soon… everyone is going to know about it?
> And what could this year's WOSonOS have to do with it?
> Just wondering…
> Any thoughts, feelings, further questions?
> PS - some of you may remember me:
> I am located in Germany, back on this list after many years of absence. I was pretty active in this community starting in 2003… Left several years ago.
> One: I wasn’t learning as intensely as before and had a sense that the space for fresh thinking was closing.
> Two: Other topics captured my passion, including the Genuine Contact approach - which integrates OST and made it better ;-) - so I believe...
> With curiosity to explore together,
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