Monday, March 31, 2008

Day 1 in Nexus II

Day 1 in Bowling Green started with an evening facilitation of Sandra Janoff, the co-developer of Future Search conferences. Sandra ket the group of 80 people into a timeline on development of the OD and Change Management field. Within 2 hours, the group developed a - maybe not complete - but comprehensive summary of the major events and developments of our 40 years history.

I've got everything on video tape. Bear with with me, I am processing the material...

2 comments:

  1. Dear Holger,

    wonderful a (probably richly experience-diversity integrating) time-line of our field.
    A central mental map for referring to the NOW by looking at where we come from.

    Great, I really would have liked to participate in this exercise.

    Did ou already think of integrating the already collected stations of your "TABLE on CF HISTORY-main steps, essential authors, models and paradigma-changes in the field?

    I see: it is time to re-activate this table and I think, a portation into the time-line tool (e.g. as additional/comparative "CFAN Discussion Timeline would be a great increase in "readability" and user friendliness, apart from beeing a tool for permanent reflection about similarities and differences of CFAN people with the others in the field and therefore about our identity.
    What do you think about this idea?

    Bernd

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  2. Dear Holger,

    wonderful a (probably richly experience-diversity integrating) time-line of our field.
    A central mental map for referring to the NOW by looking at where we come from.

    Great, I really would have liked to participate in this exercise.

    Did ou already think of integrating the already collected stations of your "TABLE on CF HISTORY-main steps, essential authors, models and paradigma-changes in the field?

    I see: it is time to re-activate this table and I think, a portation into the time-line tool (e.g. as additional/comparative "CFAN Discussion Timeline would be a great increase in "readability" and user friendliness, apart from beeing a tool for permanent reflection about similarities and differences of CFAN people with the others in the field and therefore about our identity.
    What do you think about this idea?

    ReplyDelete