Chapter IIIOpen Space on the Loose: The Now Grows

Open Space has spread around the world. While definitive numbers are impossible to obtain and the evidence is largely anecdotal, there have been major applications on every continent, in a wide range of settings, and with varying numbers of participants. Open Space has been used effectively with groups ranging from five to over one thousand members, involving multiple cultures, languages, industries, political persuasions, sexual preferences, ethnicities, economic levels, and educational achievement. Corporations, governments, school systems, religious institutions, ecosystems (watersheds), hospitals, mental health facilities, drug abuse organizations, third world villages, and rural cooperatives ...

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