Image for post
Image for post

Liberating Structures: Unleash and Involve Everyone

Christiaan Verwijs
Jun 7, 2017 · 9 min read
Image for post
Image for post
Liberating Structures in action during an Immersion Workshop

The conventional structures we use to communicate, make decisions and come up with fresh ideas in groups is fundamentally broken

The way we interact in groups is broken

Image for post
Image for post

What are Liberating Structures?

Liberating Structures are open source. There are no certification programmes, extensive training or assessments.

Create strings of Liberating Structures

Image for post
Image for post
An example string of 7 structures, intended for a 1-day teambuilding event

Some examples of Liberating Structures

Image for post
Image for post
A group engaged in a 1–2–4-ALL (notice how people are leaning into each other to really listen)
Image for post
Image for post
25/10 Crowd Sourcing with a large group
Image for post
Image for post
Troika Consulting

Facilitation tips

Want to know more?


The Liberators

The Liberators: Unleash The Superpowers Of Your Team

Christiaan Verwijs

Written by

I liberate teams & organizations from de-humanizing, ineffective ways of organizing work. Passionate developer, organizational psychologist, and Scrum Master.

The Liberators

The Liberators: Unleash The Superpowers Of Your Team

Christiaan Verwijs

Written by

I liberate teams & organizations from de-humanizing, ineffective ways of organizing work. Passionate developer, organizational psychologist, and Scrum Master.

The Liberators

The Liberators: Unleash The Superpowers Of Your Team

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch

Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore

Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store