Greeting from the first ever Systems Thinking Applied Open Space

March 11, 2015

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I’ll admit it. I did feel a bit surreal when I woke up last Saturday thinking I’ll be spending my day off at an open space talking about systems thinking. Luckily, there’s strength in numbers. I was not alone. 50 others had made the same choice. Sitra had kindly offered us a venue at Ruoholahti, Helsinki.

The focus of the open space was on practical applications of systems thinking. The invitation said we’d especially like to welcome:

  • Discussions on how to make systems thinking more approachable
  • Experiences and stories of practical applications
  • Experiments we could run, things we could do.

Here’s some photos from the event.

Open Space scheduling
Open Space session
Open Space

Topics discussed included (but were not limited to):

  • Sociocracy
  • System curious leader
  • Systems thinking canvas
  • Microchanges
  • Systems thinking elevator pitch
  • Systems thinking in managing your daily life
  • Why people act they way they do in an organization?

At the end of the open space, there was a good buzz of energized people. Everyone I spoke to had had a great time. I had a great time and I hope we can make another one happen in a few months.

If you’re interested in making systems thinking more approachable, there’s a growing group of similar minded people waiting for you to join them. The easiest way is to get on board is to join the Facebook group Systems Thinking Applied Community.

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