Liberating Structures are a collection of 33 different structures which can be used to facilitate meetings and conversations. Liberating Structures tells us when to use which structure on which kind of member, at what time and how to get the wanted result. There are many members to an organization and each member has different personality; some are easy to blend with while some are stone-faced and do no participate in conversations but using Liberating Structures, every member of the organization can be included into the easiness of the work, participate in the work and the organization can get lean and fit results.
How does it work?
The main Conventional Microstructure such as Presentations or Brainstorming have defects such as either they are too forceful or too loose and they do not include the participation of each and every member of the organization but in Liberating Structures, every member is given equal control over the conversation or discussion and all the members of the organization can decide the next step together.
The benefit of the Liberating Structures would be that everyone will get to participate and all the members of the organization would be satisfied. The Liberating Structures cannot be understood unless one experiences it; the book of Liberating Structures cannot be easily understood neither the website is simple, the only possible way would be to understand and later use it for good is to join a workshop and experience what the 33 structures are like and then experiment with them.
The Liberating Structures is more efficient and agile as compared to the Conventional Microstructure. The variety of 33 structures is very helpful; since there are various situations while running an organization which cannot be easily managed unless one has enough number of solutions available at hand and the Liberating Structure provides you exactly that.
— Slimane Zouggari