What is Open Space Technology?
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One of our preferred methods, when we are asked to facilitate a group, is Open Space Technology (OST). Our clients, whether in the private or public sector, get results from an OST meeting greater in both quantity and quality than they initially thought possible. After a simple planning process, the facilitators … Read More

The Failure of Traditional Re-engineering Methods
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Over the last decade, many organizations have attempted to bring about needed change by re-engineering efforts. There is increasing evidence of the failure of these efforts. Traditional re-engineering efforts, although well intended, have not taken critical factors into account including the length of time needed for implementation. Managers often complain … Read More

From One Leader to Many Leaders
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By Birgitt Williams. Published in the At Work Journal by Berrett-Koehler, 1997 and again in Leverage Journal 1997 A Canadian social services organization incorporates Open Space into its culture and thrives For ten years, I was CEO of a Canadian social services organization. I had been in this position for … Read More

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