open organization

3 lessons from Gratipay's take-what-you-want compensation experiment

How can open communities compensate contributors monetarily without crowding out intrinsic motivation? Let them take what they want, says Chad...Read more

Meritocracy 2.0: A framework for decision-making

Meritocracy 2.0: A framework for decision-making
Defining "meritocracy" can be difficult. But the concept is integral to the open organizational model, so the work seems necessary. DeLisa Alexander...Read more

How open source solves the innovation problem

When open source and Drupal expert Dries Buytaert was asked for advice on promoting innovation, his advice was simple: Look to open source projects...Read more

The best ideas win: Community reflections on The Open Organization

OpenOrg Field Guide
We're pleased to announce The Open Organization Field Guide, a community-produced companion to Jim Whitehurst's The Open Organization.Read more

Sometimes you have to put the moose on the table

Working in an open organization means actively addressing everything that prevents collaboration. It means, as Sam Knuth says, "putting the moose on...Read more

The Open Organization book club: Engaging people

Open Organization book cover stacked
In the Open Organization book club this week, writer Scott Nesbitt examines "Chapter 3: Building Engagement."Read more

7 co-op business principles for the open organization

The most revolutionary ideas can also be the oldest ones. Jason Baker explains what open organizations can learn from cooperatives.Read more

What my conversation with GE taught me about open organizations

Recently, General Electric representatives visited Red Hat's Atlanta offices to learn more about open organizations. Our conversation was...Read more