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Liberating Structures literally liberate groups and their energy, and this freedom combined with appropriate structures, allows them to tap into their collective intelligence and creativity. Each LS has a microstructural design that clarifies purpose and group interactions with a sequence of steps. For instance, one structured step could be as simple as “spend fifteen minutes in groups of five developing a list of all the activities required for doing a XYZ”. While microstructures impose constraints that focus group attention and purpose, their other main role is to enable all participants who are affected by a challenge to shape responses and solutions. This creates real possibilities for developing bottom-up proposals and actions. Enabling and constraining are complementary.

Last updated on May 31, 2012 by Keith McCandless