White papers, essays and links on Open principles, patterns, and practices:
INTRODUCTION TO OPEN SPACE
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
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
There is a duality: the formal organization, and the informal organization. The formal organization is formally managed, while the informal one is self–managed. 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.