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How can open space be effective inside mega-corporations operating in a critical and highly regulated industry?
This is my story of holding space for drug development teams working inside one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.
The “CEO of the molecule” invited everyone to gather offsite to figure out how they would safely get a breast cancer “cure” to the oncologists and patients who desperately needed it.
How do you hold space meaningfully when people aren’t in the same space?
When the gobal pandemic hit people reached instinctively for Open Space Technology—because it’s a natural fit. Here are some thoughts from my experience holding remote open space in a time of incredible dispruption. Like all open space: it’s far easier than it looks and much harder than you ever imagined.
I need Zoom Mobility—an imaginary feature so that people choose their Zoom break-out rooms and move freely between them. Mobility is vital to the life-changing magic of holding space.
I just requested if from Zoom.
We’ve been using Zoom since 2015. Here’s why. We also find Zoom offers the ease, safety, and security we need—and we have practice procedures for reacting to harassment and other problems. (Which thankfully we’ve never had to use.)
Do you know these 18 quick tip we learned by creating holding our remote experiences at CoachingCocktails.com.
People first. Then interactions, processes, and tools. In that order.
18 tips for trainers, facilitators, coaches, managers, and other leaders working remote and guiding the experience.
Finally, here’s our story of how we create high bandwidth, high interaction experiences online.