The Open Space work is an effective way of harnessing the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of our group. As we believe that people give their energy and lend their resources to what matters most to them, we blend a mix of processes to invite people to step in and take charge of the challenges and opportunities facing them. We tailor the approach to the context and purpose you have identified. Again, everyone is given the choice to decide if and how they take part. Wandering between groups, or just sitting and listening in to debates is are both effective and wholly legitimate approaches to participating.
Groups and organisations using ‘Open Space’ techniques, report better decision-making, more efficient and effective capacity building and a greater ability to respond quickly to opportunity and challenge. Those who experience the Open Space techniques typically say that they walk away feeling more empowered and able to help guide the meetings and conversations they are part of towards more effective and desirable outcomes.