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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.

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Transitioning to an open organization from a conventional one might cause us to rethink the...
Projects that make their rules explicit would see more participation

New research indicates that more projects and communities are making their governance models more...
Time to rethink your team's approach to meetings

Meetings remain important, especially in open organizations. But can alternative approaches save us...
Do you speak the same language as the rest of your team?

A shared, common language is essential for open teams of all sizes. It's time to codify your...
Management alone can't drive open culture

Creating flexible, decentralized organizations isn't easy. It requires work from everyone—not just...
Can we build a social network that serves users rather than advertisers?

Find out how Human Connection puts transparency and community first.
Open community, gardeners and food co-op

Innovation, research, marketing, support—a community can provide all these things, if you take care...
Can we automate open behaviors?

Turning abstract organizational principles into concrete behaviors is always a challenge. But what...