You can see that I am way behind in reading my e-mails but I just wanted to
thank you for your words - so beautiful and so true said!
Thank you!

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Från: OSLIST [] För Gabriela Ender
Skickat: den 14 september 2006 09:35
Ämne: Re: Next Generation

Hi Holger,

next generation of OST? Why? The gift and the power of OST its exactly these

beautiful easiness. When we want to enable and support selforganization - we

have to be role models for "less is more". I think, we facilitators 
facilitating OST not for us. We do it for the people. Therefore my question 
would not be "next generation OST", but rather next generation of 
consciousness. Consciousness in terms of how to include the elegancy of OST 
into ongoing or planned communication or transformation processes, the 
consciousness of how to combine complementary methods and resources within 
in a longer term process (also offline and online) and also the 
consciousness in terms of what is our role as consultants/facilitators, if 
we work with OST. If we step into the shoes of the people, we do not need a 
next generation OST, we need humility for the miracles of OST and a personal

inner demand for quality regarding well designed participatory 

For me, OST has nothing to with trends. It simply touches the heart of 
people and because it gives official permission for selforganization. For me

its all about "back to the roots and forward to higher consciousness". I 
deeply believe and feel, its all just the beginning - based on millions of 
evolutionary open space years.

So far my two morning cents,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Holger Nauheimer (Change Facilitation)" 
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 12:08 AM
Subject: Next Generation

Hi everybody,

you might have seen my discussion inputs to the dropping knowledge
movement. That brings me to a point I would like to explore, together with
you. Our network is just starting a project on "Trends in Change
Facilitation", and the big question is "What's next?", or "Better,
something next?"

Being myself an admirer of the power that an OS can unfold (and the
potential to transform organizations), I am still the old post-post-
modernist who asks himself: Is OS the end of a development we have just
embarked on, just in the tiny time span of 20 years, when OS, AI and
Future Search, and the principles of self-organization were discovered for
groups, more or less símultanously, and started to move the world - World
Cafe, as a latecomer 10 years ago - now Otto Scharmer shaking the trees,
or is it just the beginning, in the sense of "We've only just begun":

We've only just begun to live,
White lace and promises
A kiss for luck and we're on our way.
And yes, We've just begun.

Before the rising sun we fly,
So many roads to choose
We start our walking and learn to run.
And yes, We've just begun.

Sharing horizons that are new to us,
Watching the signs along the way,
Talking it over just all of us,
Working together day to day

And when the evening comes we smile,
So much of life ahead
We'll find a place where there's room to grow,
And yes, We've just begun.

Words & Music by Paul Williams & Roger Nichols
(I prefer the cover version of Curtis Mayfield, by the way)

So, is OS the end of a long road or the start? Will OS be able to address
all questions of community and organization, and belongingness? Will we
need and want to experiment with it for a long time to come? Are there
issues/problems/potential solutions in the Global Village which demand
other methodologies? Has Open Space Online provided an answer on how to
further proceed the road? Or which other forms of global interaction will
we need to develop?

Is there a right or wrong approach to attempt a healing of the broken

Waiting for answers, and for more questions.

Warm but inpatient regards
Holger Nauheimer

Change Facilitation s.r.o.
Global Network for Exploring, Creating, and Celebrating Change.

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