ESSAYS

White papers, essays and links on Open principles, patterns, and practices:

INTRODUCTION TO OPEN SPACE

Open Space: Invited, not compelled

The what, why and how of Open Space technology, in about 5 minutes. Click here to get introduced to Open Space.

OPENSPACE AGILITY FROM AN OPEN PATTERNS PERSPECTIVE

Open patterns: the future of work

PDF document describing how and why OpenSpace Agility actively implements most of the eight Patterns of Open Business Agility. Seven pages. Suitable for socializing OSA and the Open patterns in your organization. Click here to access this PDF.

THE DYNAMICS OF INFORMAL AUTHORIZATION

Leadership Invitation is an Open pattern

There is a duality: the formal organization, and the informal organization. The formal organization is formally managed, while the informal one is selfmanaged. The informal one rapidly responds to changing conditions. The formal one is slow. It’s no contest: the informal organization is super-efficient and much faster at responding to change by adjusting the flows of authority and authorization. Three quick pages. Click here to access the PDF.