[OSList] Feedback Requested - Open Space Proposal

Jake Yeager jacob.yeager at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 16:40:53 PST 2019

Hi everyone,

I attended the Peace and High Performance workshop in January. Another
attendee, Regina Kang, inspired me to try Open Space at work in a similar
fashion as she facilitates it in South Korea.

The group that would participate is a single analytics team. It is
comprised of about 30-35 people and is split across three sites. There are
both managers and analysts, and I am a member on the team. I have pitched
this to my manager, who is the highest ranking team member, and she is on
board. Because we are at different sites, I propose holding the Open Space

Also, we would hold an Open Space prior to the monthly meetings in order to
introduce everyone to Open Space. We're still working out the details on

I'd love feedback on my proposal below. One question I have is regarding
the theme. I propose that the theme be simply "How can we...?" The team
member can fill in the ellipsis when convening sessions. What do you think?

Let me know if you have questions.


All the best,

*Lending Analytics in Open Space *

Proposal (aka the Regina Kang Solution)

Feb 7, 2019

·         Why?

o   To collaborate on common, complex challenges that we face

o   To leverage passion

o   To innovate

o   To encourage taking responsibility for solving problems and moving into

o   To build rapport and enhance communication

·         What?

o   Theme = “How can we…?”

o   Team members post sessions to Sharepoint prior to the designated time

o   Five Principles and One Law

§  Whoever comes are the right people

§  Whatever happens is the only thing that could have

§  Wherever it happens is the right place

§  Whenever it starts is the right time

§  When it’s over, it’s over

§  The Law of Two Feet

·         Who?

o   All team members are invited

o   Attendance is voluntary

·         When?

o   Once a month

o   Blocked for 1-hour, but we communicate that “when it’s over, it’s over”

·         How?/Where?

o   Sessions held in WebEx. The convener uses his or her WebEx account and
posts this on the Sharepoint when convening the session

o   Team members can move from session to session if they want

o   The convener ensures that notes are taken during the session

o   Session notes are available to everyone

When the mind is quiet, the sun of your heart will shine once again, and
you will be free of problems.
 - Robert Adams <http://www.robert-adams.info/>
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