Day 2: Deepening our understanding of the practice
::: Chaordic Path
::: Breaths of Design
::: Living Systems
::: Open Space technology
SUMMARY OF THE DAY
Short Summary (copied from Harvest page...)
Day 2 was structured around the following question:
Question: What do I need for my head and my heart step in more fully to hosting and harvesting conversations that matter?
During Day 2, we learned about the Chaordic Path:
Chamos (when chaos gets out of control)
Control (when order gets too extreme)
It is important to have the ability to stay comfortable in times of chaos, allowing chaos to come in to an ordered space to create newness, emergence and innovation. Order allows creativity to be directed in order to help bring about something useful.
The Four-fold practice is a way for us to navigate and stay conscious while walking the Chaordic Path.
Breath of design
Reflection: Host yourself in the right way. Take time out to think, to digest what has come before to get that clarity to enable you to make the next steps. Do this in a way and time that suits you. Reflection provides a chance to be open and honest about an experience and learn about what has happened so far.
Open Space: This allows people to have the conversations that really matter. There is no set agenda but the discussion can be based on a question. The process and effectiveness depends on individual participants.
4 simple principles apply:
1. Whoever comes are the right people.
2. Whenever it starts is the right time to start
3. Whatever happens is the right thing to happen
4. Whenever it's over, it's over
There is only one law for Open Space – the law of mobility or the law of two feet. If you find yourself not contributing, learning or feeling that it is exciting enough then simply move on.
There are 4 roles in Open Space:
1. Host – the one who has the burning issue, sets the question and convenes the conversation.
2. Participant – engages, listens and contributes.
3. Bumble bee – is able to go from group to group and pollinate by dropping off information as they go.
4. Butterfly – needs space and time to gather thoughts. Parks themselves elsewhere. Can generate their own conversation.
Some learning points from open space: