Chapter IXBecoming a Wave Rider: The Care and Feeding of Self-Organizing Systems

The task from this point onward is to apply what we have learned about self-organizing systems and the ways in which they may be consciously initiated and sustained. The goal is increased levels of performance for our organizations and our personal lives. The short take on all this is: When superior performance is desired——Open Space. This is not about “Doing an Open Space Event,” although there are certainly occasions when that might be the appropriate approach. Rather it is about the continuous opening of space in a variety of situations and circumstances. With sufficient space, the natural power of self-organization will do its work, not just in the circumscribed ...

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