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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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In an open organization, the best ideas should always win. But the best ideas can't win if we don't hear them.
Tug of war

In some organizations, a cultural aversion to openness is strong. How can managers overcome it—and create a new sense of shared purpose on their teams?
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We get better results when we let other perspectives collide with our own. This method for adopting those perspectives can help.
Open source prescription.

Successfully addressing shared global problems requires open source—both principles and code—to foster innovation quickly and bridge gaps in effective remote collaboration.
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On a global timeline, extensive collaboration is still a relatively new phenomenon. That could explain why we're still getting the hang of it.
Open Lego CAD

Managing openly can feel intimidating. One manager explains why it's worth the risks.
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Collaborative, inclusive decisions lead to better results. This process can help you get there.
Brand and community balancing on a see-saw

A community's brand is its visual identity, its logo a unifying symbol. How does a community rebrand in the open?