[OSList] Conditions for Effective Organizational Change
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Tue Oct 1 07:38:53 PDT 2019
Jake - yes!!! Where Margaret and Harrison are talking about the same thing
is the connection between chaos and order - natural order. Margaret calls
it Order without Control. And that is what happens in open space is it not?
We create a chaos event (the open space) and then let natural order follow.
I have read two books of Margaret's and find it very in keeping with what
Harrison has spoken of in his books on organization and leadership.
Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World
and A Simpler Way
<https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/413995.A_Simpler_Way> by Margaret
Harrison Owen - *Chaos *is the enemy of the Proactive Organization
(legacy/Orange) while Control is the most important thing.
Harrison describes an organization that is able to embrace *chaos *as the
I listed Harrison and Margaret as harbingers of a new age in a recent blog
Both of these authors have been a huge inspiration along with Dee Hock
(the Chaordic organization).
Surfing on the Edge of Chaos is another read along these lines. Thanks for
sharing the article!
On Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 5:58 AM Jake Yeager via OSList <
oslist at lists.openspacetech.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have been studying this article
> <https://www.margaretwheatley.com/articles/life.html> by Meg Wheatley.
> The article discusses humans' need to create their own future, and, from
> there, it provides principles for effective organizational change. However,
> I found her phrasing of the principles confusing. It's taken awhile, but I
> think I've rephrased them to be more comprehensible and memorable--at least
> for me. Also, they now seem to be more like "conditions" than principles.
> In case you find them useful, they are:
> 1. Everyone from the system is invited
> 2. Everyone dialogues and connects with many others in the system
> 3. Everyone co-creates the system's future
> Kinda sounds like Open Space...
> All the best,
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> you will be free of problems.
> - Robert Adams <http://www.robert-adams.info/>
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