Organizing reflection 20

This is a post in my series on organizing ”between and beyond.” Other posts are here. The purpose of this post is to reflect on subjects occupying my mind. I make no claim to fully believe what I write. Neither do I pretend that others have not already thought or written about the same subject. More often than not, I take up, combine, and add to already existing thoughts and ideas.

What is on my mind?
Today’s reflection is a continuation of this and this reflection.

The discussion about Open Space Organizations continues in the World wide Open Space Technology email list (OSList). I find it most interesting.

Harrison Owen wrote August 11, 2018 (my emphasis in bold):

I think we save lots of time and energy when we are sensitive to what is already present and try to enhance or enable it… as opposed to starting from scratch. … Certainly they [clients] might have formal meetings, issue memos, emails etc – but in the “crunch time” (American for serious talk) they would “huddle up.” Which is just another word for forming a circle. Really effective organizations (High Performing Systems) simply bypass the formal stuff and get right to the circle. We can help them do that.1

Generative organizing bypass “formal stuff” and happens in the “crunch time” when people “huddle up.”

1 This is from Harrison Owen’s mail 2018-08-11 21:27 UTC to the World wide Open Space Technology email list (OSList).

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Jan Höglund has over 35 years of experience in different roles as software developer, project manager, line manager, consultant, and researcher. He shares his reading, book reviews, and learning on his personal blog.

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