The Problem: 'Why am I here?'

Too often in meetings people find half the agenda engaging, and the rest rather less so, and that's a good meeting. Change doesn't happen in isolation though - in complex human systems like organisations people need to work together to change things. So how do you use meetings in ways that really work, where people can speak freely about the things that interest them and so be invested in carrying out the improvements agreed upon?  


The Solution: Open Space

Open Space allows people to set their own agenda and then to move freely from one discussion to another following their interests. This means they can spend 100% of their meeting time listening and talking about topics that passionately interest them.

Open Space as a meeting, conversational or decision-making process ensures that people spend a 100% of their time in conversations that stimulate and engage them, discussing topics or questions that interest and energise them. It also allows for many different topics to be discussed at once, meaning that important discussions don’t get squeezed off the agenda.

Open Space makes the best use of limited time resources to greatest purpose
— Sarah Lewis; Founder and MD of Appreciating Change
Open Space creates interesting and energizing conversational spaces
— Sarah Lewis, Founder and MD of Appreciating Change

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