I recently ran a Meta Saga at the Scottish Story Telling Centre
in Edinburgh. Ten people attended. Meta Saga is the great technique that gets people to engage with their environment.
One of the starting points is the concept of the luckenbooths. At at the front of the Story Telling Centre -The luckenbooths - were small shop fronts, they have been covered by new frontage now. In the Meta Saga workshop our technique asks
the question 'is there a new front to your organisation?' What is it covering up? Does putting it on show bring more people to your shop/ organisation? As part of the Meta Saga workshop I asked the members of the group to talk to each other for 15 minutes.
Kate Coutts, who introduced me to the technique says 'Meta Saga is a journey through the culture, heritage and physical landscape. It allows leaders at all levels to engage in deep self- reflection by exploring their environment. It utilises a strengths-based, whole system approach to evaluate how they operate as leaders and the performance of the organisation they lead'. If you need a technique to help people appreciate their surroundings (or objects) then try Meta Saga.