Heidi Hess von Ludewig researches networked workplace creativity from the systems perspective, which means that she examines the relationships of multiple elements within the workplace that influence how individuals and groups perform innovative and creative work. She spent over fifteen years in the software industry performing a variety of roles, from developer to analyst, for Fortune 500 companies before receiving her PhD from North Carolina State University in 2014. Her research informs the work she does day-to-day, and she is happy to report she recently started a new role at Red Hat, interlocking teams across the Customer Experience and Engagement organization. You can reach her via the contact form, and read her blog at Brainbidextrous .

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Two different business organization charts

Being more transparent and collaborative in our management practices can lead to feelings of inclusion, support, and belonging on our teams.
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?
Open Lego CAD

Managing openly can feel intimidating. One manager explains why it's worth the risks.
Doodles of the word open

How can open principles help us rethink conventional management practices? This interview series explores that question—and more.
Media ladder

What does great management look like in an open organization? DeLisa Alexander of Red Hat explains a new, open resource that paints one vision.