In order to work most effectively, Open Spaces workshops assume three aspects are in place

1. A higher common purpose. Everyone is there to work on something together.

2. A willingness to work together. When each person can offer their passion and commitment to the success of the total venture by agreeing to cooperate and by seeing differences as useful perspectives.

3. A level of personal maturity and self-mastery. This helps individuals look at their own input and ideas as part of a system rather than believing that one person has the answers or the ‘right’ answer.