The Open Organization

Join the open organization community conversation about open organizational design and culture. Read more about the ways open principles like transparency, collaboration, and community are changing the way we work, manage, and lead.


To compete or to collaborate? 4 criteria for making the call

In my series on becoming more open, I've written about selecting teammates for an open project ,...
Using impact mapping to help your team experiment

This simple technique helps teams map the effects of their work to an organization's broader...
What is IT culture? Today's leaders need to know

"Culture" is an ambiguous concept—but the teams that understand its intricacies are poised for...
Why is openness so difficult?

Building an open organization takes time, effort, clear communication, and concerted culture change...
How to master feedback loops and excel in the workplace

Valuable information for working smarter and faster is all around you. Just learn to listen.
Your guide to a better IT culture

The Open Organization Guide to IT Culture Change is available now.
Why working openly is hard when you just want to get stuff done

Learn why working openly adds complexity to a project but it leads to better results.
Your team's differentiator isn't its tech

A simple mind-mapping exercise can reveal your organization's competitive advantage.