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Wave Rider by Harrison Owen

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Chapter XIIStep 3 Come to the Circle

The circle is critically important for the initiation and support of self-organization. And so when individuals are invited to participate, the geometry of meeting must be a circle. This may be a circle of the mind, what I might call the image of organization, or a real time/space circle of chairs, but a circle nonetheless.

The images of our organizations, which we hold in our minds, radically affect behaviors and organizational function. Were I to ask for the picture of your organization it is likely that you would describe the standard organizational chart——with the CEO at the top and all attendant personalities and functions arrayed like roots beneath. Granted that this picture is probably out of date, ...

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