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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—then submit your own story.

We explore if a desire for privacy conflicts with being open.

We published more than 50 articles about open organizations in 2018. Here are the ten most popular.
a big flag flying in a sea of other flags, teamwork

Your organization's purpose drives it. But can people explain what you do and why you do it in a single sentence?
scrabble letters: "time for change"

Profound changes are afoot. Leading your organization through them requires an open approach.

A specific fusion of behaviors and mindsets characterizes the next generation of leaders.

Weaponizing secrets makes people reluctant to share. We need an even-handed approach to transparency.

I wanted to give students more agency in their learning. So I let them make pull requests against the syllabus.
multi-colored dandelions

An inclusive community is a more creative and effective community. But how can you make sure you're accommodating the various personalities that call your community "home"?