OUR UNDERSTANDING OF LIFE AND
ORGANISATION DEVELOPMENT BEE (ODB) IN IT
Ivar Dembovski, Jüri Ginter,
being has existed for millions of years and has tryed millions of ways
to interprete his life. So we are not looking for sensational
discoveries, we just hope to manage better with our life in and after
the end of the ODB.
We suppose all participants are very
interesting colleagues and each of them has a unique information and
experience. We hope you agree with us and join our efforts to manage
Life is full of prejudices, traditions and
complicated rules. Each of us has a different imagination of them.
Today we have to interact with more different people than whenever
earier. So, it takes more and more time and efforts to understand each
ODB is an opportunity to avoid stress by working out its own simple and
natural principles of communication.
1. Some principles of setting up an Organisation Development Bee (ODB)
All participants, those involved in previous ODB-s and those in their
first ODB are considered newcomers, because ODB-s are in permanent
1.2. ODB is an integral whole. It is impossible to
understand or evaluate it if one has participated only in some
fragments of the ODB.
1.3. It is expected from every participant
to take part from the beginning till the very end. To join (or rejoin)
a working group during the ODB you have to ask permission of the group
and its fascilitator.
1.4. The duration of a ODB depends upon the number of participants:
- 4 ... 5 group sessions for 10 ... 20 participants;
- 5 ... 6 " " " 20 ... 40 participants;
- 6 ... 7 " " " 40 ... 60 participants.
1.5. The discussion is held in working groups (3 .. 9 participants),
situated in separate rooms.
The optimum duration of group sessions is 3 or 4.5 hours. Shorter time
intervals could be used for some other activities e.g. brain storming,
consulting, case analysis etc.
1.7. Group sessions are alternated with plenaries, where groups give
short reports to get feedback and new ideas.