I had a great discussion with @a_lichtenberger about how we improved our regular continuous improvement workshops with the OpenSpaces technique. OpenSpaces is a technique, where participants create and manage their own agenda of parallel working streams.  Details about the technique are explained here: OpenSpaces

 

OpenSpaces solved for us the following topics:

  • We work only on relevant projects
  • Team members follow up on tasks

OpenSpaces

@a_lichtenberger shared with me two beautiful quotes, which explain in my opinion why OpenSpaces are more effective than regular workshops with a prescriptive agenda and why the derived tasks are accepted and the outcome matters.

People typically don’t resist their own ideas

People don’t resist change. They resist being changed, Peter Senge

I’m interested in your thoughts.

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