OPEN SPACE TECHNOLOGY FACILITATION
Open Space Facilitation in Calgary, Western Canada and Online
How do you improve community or employee engagement?
- How do you get people or employees fully engaged in co-creating innovative solutions to problems in your business or community?
- How do you create an experience where everyone feels they have the opportunity to have their voice heard and they fully show up to contribute with responsibility and passion?
- How do you create an environment where you can tap into the collective wisdom of groups to solve complex problems?
Effective engagement is what Open Space Technology does naturally.
What is Open Space Technology?
Open Space Technology (OST) is a proven, effective meeting methodology that engages individuals and groups in collaborating to create solutions to pressing, often complex issues.
Developed by organizational consultant Harrison Owen, from Potomac, Maryland, USA, Open Space Technology facilitation creates an open environment that captures the knowledge, experience and innovative capacity in the organization that is not captured through less open processes. It also creates the conditions for an organization to utilize the potential of the workforce, inspire growth in organizational performance, and to learn to use the chaos in the organization to work for you rather than against you. The process taps into the wisdom of the group resulting in solutions and outcomes that are felt immediately and are often surprising.
As organizations utilize meetings and conferences as a primary way of connecting people to accomplish tasks, it is imperative that meetings be "opened up" in terms of appropriate structure and process to really get the work done that is needed for organizational excellence. Individuals need to be brought together quickly in ways that removes the constraints of inappropriate structure and control. Open Space Technology achieves this.
Are you interested in taking your group engagement to the next level?
Discover how Open Space Technology could be the perfect process to engage your team. Richard Schultz of WisdomWays does Open Space facilitation in Calgary, Alberta and internationally. Through CollaborativeWays we also do Open Space facilitation online for engaging virtual teams!
Contact us for more information on how we can assist you in your next meeting or conference