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ok, here is one OST worker with an answer:
OST has nothing to do with "achieving change".
However, it has been observed, that change and many other lovely things
happen both in and after an OST gathering. As they always do, even
without an OST gathering.
The focus of an OST event is not to promote something. The focus is on
the experiment that appears to expand time and space for the forces of
selforganisation to unfold a bit more.
Focusing on a anything else, would reduce the time and space for
selforganistion to show up a bit more.
Before the event, the facilitator promises the sponsor that with OST all
issues can be addressed, worked on and if given enough time also can
lead to concrete projects. Thats all, we can promise.
Somtimes, I myself also add that OST always works and that many things
can happen that nobody ever dreamed of.
Have a great day
Greetings from Berlin
Am 03.05.2023 um 22:01 schrieb Tony Budak via OSList:
nteresting that this thread received only one inquiry.
Tom Woodroof says, "A final important framing (that is implicit in the
network approach, but which should still be emphasised) is that the book
investigates collective rather than individual factors in achieving
change. Although tailoring the messages people are exposed to can be
effective, influencing social norms and structures can be far more so.
In the same way that schooling behaviour in fish could never be
predicted from studying one in isolation, many behavioural diffusion
phenomena only make sense when complex interdependent social relations
Are there any OST practitioners that have anything to say about
complimenting OST with the above ideas of collective action and social
On 4/20/2023 3:03 AM, Tony Budak via OSList wrote:
Michael M Pannwitz
Draisweg 1, 12209 Berlin
+49 30 7728000 firstname.lastname@example.org