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Dear Team,

Do you want to be part of a high performance organization?

I do!

Do you want to try something different to help us get there?

I do!

In the spirit of innovation, a 3-day meeting process called "Open Space" will be used to bring together any and all members of our GROUP who have a real passion for creating a high performance organization. First developed in 1984, Open Space has been used all over the world. It allows any number of people to assemble and address complex issues. At meeting's end the attendees will have produced a documented result with innovation, ownership, and energy. You will find it's NOT your typical meeting.

Interested? I am!

For several years, we have had three active GROUP-level teams working to improve our business: the _______ Team (formerly the _______ Team,) the _____ Board and the _____ Team (formerly the _____ Team.) We are consolidating these teams and launching one combined GROUP effort across SITE#1 and SITE#2. For now we'll call it the _____, but don't let the name cause you to hit the delete key.


The charter of the new _____ Team is to facilitate the behaviors necessary to fulfill our COMPANY mission of becoming a "high performance company powered by our people." This charter encompasses _____, _____, _____ _____, _____ and _____ _____. Open Space Technology is a leading edge method to assure we get there.

If you are looking for a typical meeting this isn't it. Given the diverse wealth of talent, experience and resources of participants, you can count on some phenomenal synergy and creative outcomes. Everyone will receive a copy of our proceedings ON THE THIRD DAY. We will then create a strategic "blueprint" for future action. If you want to have real input into co-creating an exciting future for our organization, please join us.


Monday, March 23, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

It is important that we all start together at 10:00 a.m. on Monday.


Lisle Hilton 3003 Corporate West Drive Lisle, Illinois

The Open Space process does not accommodate "drop-ins," so please plan to arrive on time and stay for the whole 3-day event. A continental breakfast will be available one-half hour before start times, and there will be a buffet luncheon Monday and Tuesday.

Please RSVP by March 16, 1998 to _____, (630) ___-____

Out of town participants should have their travel agent book rooms at the Hilton Hotel, (630) ___-____, and provide the hotel reservation clerk with the name of the workshop, i.e., "Open Space Technology Workshop". A block of rooms has been reserved.

See you there,


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