Those are good questions. Indeed the first question I had , after meeting with
the client, was : am I going to take on this assignment ? Sounds too precise,
really big, maybe too big and with many unknown areas.
Yet, even if I put the "contract option » aside (the « I need to pay my bills »
mantra), there is, in what I heard, a intriguing demand : they want a guide for
the coming years, and they want it from the whole system, because they know the
result will be more powerful. They are familiar with this. How fare are they
open to what may emerge is the right question. I think this is a question that
is bothering them (or some of them,) : the CEO is obviously going back and
forth between traditional management and self management practices .
This is precisely where I believe I can help them find their own answers.
I was told that the system is tired of permanent change : this indeed is a
Yes, the right question is there " Is there genuine space for engagement,
emergence, and participation ? '.
Thanks for naming it Birgitt, it helps.
> Le 17 sept. 2016 à 23:03, Birgitt Williams <birg...@dalarinternational.com
> <mailto:birg...@dalarinternational.com>> a écrit :
> Hi Christine,
> I have questions. The first are to do with you. Why do you wish to take on
> this assignment, what do you have to offer to it, and how does it align with
> you fulfilling your purpose, mission and live your values?
> From these answers, I believe you will know what you want to offer based on
> whether you feel it will require some educating of the client from yourself
> about what is possible to truly do deep visioning.....instead of you fitting
> yourself into what appears to be a shallow yet 'politically correct'
> framework. Is there genuine space for engagement, emergence, and
> participation beyond people being used to provide 'data'.
> It seems that this may be a situation of 'they don't know what they don't
> know' in terms of how important true deep visioning, engagement,
> participation might provide.
> On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 2:59 AM christine koehler via OSList
> <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
> Hi friends
> I came across a potential client who wants to co-create a vision involving
> all collaborators (2500 people in 11 countries) and even more (clients,
> suppliers..) and is looking for someone to help them for this one-year
> They did it already about 10 years ago (they were of course less people at
> that time), with a process that, If I understand clearly, seems to me closed
> to what Doyle was doing.
> They want to do it again as, as you can imagine, the world has changed
> completely in 10 years and they are facing new kind of challenges and
> They also want it to be « modern », involving digital tools.. and lots of
> I am still not sure how I will answer to this request.
> One possibility would be to stick to what they know and look to partner with
> someone who know the process they have in mind. This person would need to
> speak French.
> My question then to you is : is any of you/do you know anyone/ familiar
> with the deep visioning process of Michael Doyle ? I’d love to talk to you
> The other possibility would be to imagine a process that involves what I
> know, like OST, world cafe, AI , chaordic etc..
> Do you have stories of this kind of processes involving all stakeholders,
> especially all collaborators, a dozen of countries and getting to a Vision
> statement : purpose, mission, .. difference, values …
> How did you do it ?
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