Open Space – bring order to the creative chaos

The “secret” of the open space format is self-organization and self-efficiency. These elements set “the fire of large groups” by which the knowledge and creativity of all employees are mobilized and many ideas can be gained.

Open space is a helpful format to push forward different kinds of transformations. Its success strongly depends on the willingness of those affected to actively supporting the transformation, for example concerning mergers of companies, changes of processes or important product innovations. The aim is to turn those affected into stakeholders, thus increasing the identification and acceptance of the new and fill them with enthusiasm for the transformation.

The principles of Open Space:

  • Participation is voluntary
  • Every person is equal
  • The „law of two feet“: everyone can switch/go in and out of group work at any time