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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.

Bees on a hive, connected by dots

In open organizations, people gain influence primarily through contribution—not formal title or position in a hierarchy. To make an impact in yours, start here.
Person on top of a mountain, arm raise

Investing in learning agility and core capabilities is as important for the individual worker as it is for the decision-making executive. Thinking openly can get us there.
Brain map

The mindsets, behaviors, and communication patterns necessary for establishing psychological safety in our organizations may not be our defaults, but they are teachable and observable.
The Open Organization Guide for Educators

As students head back to school, this community-produced volume in the Open Organization book series offers instructions of building more open learning contexts.
People working together to build

Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst explains that even the smallest gestures can impact how an organization sees itself—and how it sustains itself.
a big flag flying in a sea of other flags, teamwork

Leading work that cuts across teams and departments isn't easy, but taking an open approach will help you succeed. Here's a checklist for getting started.
Teacher or learner?

The ability to learn and adapt quickly isn't something our hiring algorithms typically identify. But by ignoring it, we're overlooking insightful and innovative job candidates.
Locks and a fingerprint

An open approach to training the next generation of cybersecurity experts can fully equip them to combat a constantly shifting threat landscape.