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Expanding Our Now by Harrison H. Owen

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Chapter VIIWhat Next?

It is my fondest hope that by 2010 (just to pick a date), Open Space, as a distinct methodology, will have disappeared from the face of the earth. It is not that I wish to rid the earth of Open Space, I simply hope that the methodology will have become so commonplace as to be invisible. I envision Open Space to be rather like accounting—something everybody does—noticed only when it is not done or done poorly.

This hope for the invisibility of Open Space Technology is not without foundation. If you will grant my strong suspicion that a majority of the truly workable aspects of our present organizations look much more like Open Space than the standard picture of command and control, we are already well on the way. Add ...

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