on May 16, 2011
Open Space Technology is a facilitation technique anchored in a deep belief in the power of human beings to self organize and find original and innovative solutions to the most complex challenges. It is a powerful tool for the transformation of organizations. Born in the United States in the eighties and successfully used more than 100 000 times in more than 130 countries, it has proved to be a very powerful tool to unleash the leadership of participants. Open Space Technology is about co-creation. It is a direct way for people to experience the power of Freedom and Responsibility. The open, loving atmosphere created in Open Space contributes to build trust and courage, it helps in healing and re-conciliation. The focus on honoring all voices gives participants a real opportunity to express their feelings freely, which brings a deep sense of satisfaction. The Law and the principles of Open Space Technology are very simple. Yet, they meet the deep and basic needs of human beings. This guide gives us all the information we need to host Open Space Technology events in our businesses and communities. I now use its principles in my everyday life and I love to read this book again and again and appreciate Harrison Owen's delightful humour and love for humanity.