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The short answer is: very collaborative. Strategic planning requires hearing from all levels of the organization; leaders, managers, co-workers, and employees. And at the end of the day, key stakeholders have to agree on the final mission, vision, and a set of objectives to align around and track... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Aug 2016 by Jonathan Konstan-Pines Feed
Using the Myers-Briggs personality test for teams
Collaboration is essential to open organizations. But what happens when coworkers don't get along? Ron McFarland explains how understanding a bit about personality types makes it easier.
12 comments Posted 28 Jul 2016 by Ron McFarland Feed
The Open Source Why
The Mozilla Foundation just drafted its five-year strategic vision. Matt Thompson explains how this organization did it the open source way.
1 comment Posted 22 Dec 2015 by Matt Thompson Feed
Six years ago, Dr. James Heilman was working a night shift in the ER when he came across an error-ridden article on Wikipedia. Someone else might have used the article to dismiss the online encyclopedia, which was then less than half the size it is now. Instead, Heilman decided to improve the... Read more
2 comments Posted 4 Jul 2014 by Shauna Gordon-McKeon Feed
Over the past two weeks, I've been reading the book Power and Love by Adam Kahane (thanks to Eugene Eric Kim for the recommendation).
3 comments Posted 30 Aug 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
One of the talks at POSSCON's education track was John "maddog" Hall's presentation titled "FOSS Teaches You Twice or Three Times." A 42-year veteran of the computer industry, maddog has seen it all. He's since turned his attention to the field of education and the work of creating a nation of... Read more
9 comments Posted 13 Apr 2011 by Mel Chua Feed
My conversation with our newest MIX Maverick Andrew McAfee yielded all kinds of bracing insight when it comes to how we set strategy, structure work, unleash talent, and measure success. But I haven’t been able to shake one idea in particular he threw out at the end of our conversation as a... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Nov 2010 by Polly LaBarre Feed
Imagine for a moment you're a graphic designer working within the marketing department of a major coffee-shop brand. Over the years individuals far higher up in the organization have raised profit margins by putting increasingly lower quality coffee into the customer's cup. They've replaced ... Read more
6 comments Posted 10 Nov 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed