Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures are a selection of 33 alternative structures for facilitating meetings and conversations, curated by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless.

Diagram representing a spectrum of organizational engagement methods, with vertical y-axis from centralized control at the bottom and distributed control at the top and horizontal x-axis denoting the extent of inclusion in decision-making ranging from one person on the left to everybody on the right. Presentation, Status report and Managed Discussions are bottom-left. Open discussions and Brainstorm are top-left. Liberating structures are top-right.

“The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures” by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless (Lisa Gill)

Ways to help choosing which liberating structure best applies to a particular situation or objective:

See also Management 3.0 practices.