[OSList] Feedback Requested - Open Space Proposal
barryowenost at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 12:43:24 PST 2019
I'm sorry to be tardy with my response. It's been a wild few weeks.
Your plan looks good to me . . . My advice?
Just do it.
Sounds like the "sponsor" is on-board.
The only tweak I can think of is something I did with an MBA group . . .
Use the first session to Open Space, Create the bulletin board as if it
were a multi-day event - Then open the Market PLace.
This might reveal many issues that are presently known up front . . . and
the Marketplace would help the group prioritize.
That could set up the scenario of the group "scheduling Sessions" for the
Then . . . each session begins with a brief reminder of the 5 Principles
and Law, then Morning Announcements with an invitation to add any new
topics . . . then straight to work
I'd love to hear how it goes.
On Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 6:57 PM Jake Yeager via OSList <
oslist at lists.openspacetech.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Thanks for your comments and suggestions!
> I am still thinking through how to approach it. All of your comments are
> percolating in my unconscious, and we will see what eventually comes up.
> Harrison, thanks for sharing the course description. I am going to take a
> closer look at that. To answer your question: we conduct business analysis
> and predictive modeling to determine portfolio profitability and risk for
> credit union lending products. I like your simple suggestion for a question
> and will ponder on that.
> Much love to everyone.
> On Sat, Feb 9, 2019 at 7:40 PM Jake Yeager <jacob.yeager at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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 action
>> 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
>> · 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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