Liberating Structures was incubated at Plexus Institute as a tool set of powerful and adaptive “mini-processes” for group  engagements. For easy reference to the list of Liberating Structures, download the app at Apple App Store or Google Play by searching for Liberating Structures.


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Liberating_Structures, Lisa Kimball


The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures: Simple rules to unleash a culture of innovation, Lipmanowicz, H., & McCandless, K. (2014).

Practicing Liberating Structures in Healthcare   Cabin Creek Health Systems- a group of community health centers in rural West Virginia partnered with Plexus to modify organizational practices. More projects have been sustained and the staff has been happier and more productive.

“Partnering with the Plexus Institute has helped us engage and learn from our staff and brought us both theory and practices that help our health center to be a better a better place to work and to better serve our patients. Our Plexus friends do not try to transform us or get us to implement a best practice, but they do help us to understand the realities of organizational life, of relationships, motivation and making changes. They also remind us that our job is fundamentally about expanding social justice. Our relation with Plexus has educated and challenged us in ways that impact us daily, has expanded our friendships and connections and made our work more fun. You cannot ask for more from a partnership.”

Craig Robinson and Amber Crist, , Cabin Creek Health Systems

Engaging with Complexity is Liberating!

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