Participants:Eva, Bodil, Anna, Britt from Sweden. Eddy, Scotland, Michell Canada
Summary of the meeting:
I really like the fourth point - a great idea to set up an area that can be a butterfly/bumblebee cafe. While many people seem to intellectually 'get' the idea of the Law of Two Feet, they often seem to not apply it - maybe not kn owing what to do if they do leave. In my experience, when OS is new to an organisation, many people turn up to find out what it's all about. Any way of engaging them more fully must be good. VivMcWaters?
Two thoughts... first, whoever comes is the right people, especially if they come voluntarily. If they come just to look and then they leave, that's fine. If they're not going to help move things forward, their leaving is good information for those who stay. Second... the times when i've had the most trouble with expectations is when we deviated from the standard form of OS. in one case i absolutely could not prevent a keynote speaker from being asked to lead off. he spoke to 200 ppts but only to a subgroup's major issue. this set up a tension and those not spoken for took to whatever soapboxes they could find later on. made things more difficult than they needed to be, but in the end, that particular movement continues, even though OST became the scapegoat for some. --MichaelHerman