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5. A system for organizational governance designed to help the best ideas win

6. Organization's ability to incorporate multiple voices

7. Growing an open culture as an organization adds members

9. Passionate participation

10. Mutual assurance and dependence

11. Organization's ability to remain resilient and flexible

13. An approach to joint work that produces better results

16. A sense of history, purpose, and meaning that enables deeper and better work

17. Related to, but not synonymous with, inclusivity


1. Production of something new and potentially path-breaking

2. A better way to work, manage, and lead

3. One consequence of increased transparency

4. Organization's approach to making important materials accessible

8. A shared set of values and beliefs, guides behaviors

11. Capacity for remaining nimble and responsive

12. A shared sense of identity forged through common purpose

14. Difficult to achieve with open decisions, but valuable to have when possible

15. Loops of data that produce beneficial iterations

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The Open Organization aims to reshape the future of management and collaboration in companies and organizations who want to transform the way they do business. Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst wrote The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance about his leadership transition from traditional management to an open organization.

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