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  Saturday, June 19, 2004

  How Open Space makes you the one in charge

I'm not lost, just busy finishing everything before leaving to another round of conferences next week (I'll post on planning, check "meet me" section of my homepage if you are too curious to wait).

Although I do not blog, I read others. So this is something for you to think about: Ton on how Open Space makes you the one in charge.

Because it is clear up front that no-one is in charge, it is clear that if anything is to happen, you will have to take charge of your own role in the event. There is no way to delegate responsibilities.

It reminds me of the effect when someone needs help on the street: when you are alone you are likely to act, when there are others around we tend to wait to see who will take the lead, and then follow: usually meaning nothing happens. In Open Space it is clear up front that waiting for someone to take the lead will not be useful. The only thing to get the group going is to get going yourself.

"No way to delegate" :) Can we found a trigger for self-organised attitude here?

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