Ivar Dembovski, Jüri Ginter, Toomas Hansson
"Talgu" group

Human 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 our problems.

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 other.

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)

1.1. All participants, those involved in previous ODB-s and those in their first ODB are considered newcomers, because ODB-s are in permanent development.

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.

1.6. 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.