Still, yes still, rolling around with this notion of the Four Practicesof OpenSpaceTech. Finally occured to me today that these map perfectly to the four D’s of Appreciative Inquiry. This came as no surprise to my partner in crime here, Chris Corrigan, but it did make me wonder if teaching these practices still constitutes teaching OpenSpace.
Tonight, I’m settling toward naming these four practices as… Welcoming, Inviting, Organizing, and Reporting. These labels link solidly back to the basics of Opening Space and still reach out and link easily to other practices like AI. There’s a nice symmetry and balance to them as well.
And, even as I say this, I’m really liking the way these same practices have shown up in the four practices that make up my own professional practice, as I’d posted it earlier this year in the MichaelHermanAssociates homepage: Big Picture, Next Steps, Best Ever, and How To…
Feeling good about how these are settling and yet still staying open and flexible.