The Open Organization community was busy in August. We published five new articles, launched the first iteration of our new project website, continued working on our next collaboratively written book, and gathered for office hours. Read on to learn more about all that’s underway—and to see how you can get involved!
The Open Organization community published the following materials:
- Open Organization Ambassadors: How an open community rebrands
- Sim Zacks: Making open decisions in five steps
- Heidi Hess von Ludewig: Being open to open values
- Ron McFarland: Open organizations through the ages
- Laura Hilliger and Alexandra Machado: The power of open source during a pandemic
- A new website for the Open Organization project is now live and in “public beta.”. Community members are currently review the site and offering their feedback on design, implementation, and potential additions. Want to help? Log issues and join the conversation on GitHub.
- The Open Organization Guide to Distributed Teamwork is still underway, as authors continue drafting chapters. Want to add your own? Join us!
- In August, Bryan Behrenshausen became an Open Organization Ambassador. Community members ratified the decision according to newly defined governance processes.
- The next meeting of the Open Organization Ambassadors will occur Thursday, September 10 at 09:00 Eastern / 14:00 UTC / 15:00 CET. The meeting agenda is online and available for attendee input and modifications.
- Several Open Organization Ambassadors are discussing the benefits of participating on LinkedIn, and are strategizing potential community engagements there. Anyone with interest in or experience on this platform is welcome to join the conversation.
- Both on Discourse and during August office hours, community members have been discussing the potential consolidation of community communication channels—specifically, retiring the email list and migrating activities to Discourse. This discussion will culminate with a decision at the September community meeting. Please attend and participate!
- Ben Owens writes: “I’m deep in helping a number of schools in their transition to whatever the new normal will look like in the fall. In August I published (on Edutopia) an article on making STEM more engaging and inclusive.”
- Ron McFarland writes: “I’m working on articles about a couple topics. One is to look at innovation through history and try to see where open organizations principles have applied. The second topic is to take a look at the future of work and jobs and how open organization principle could play a role.”
—Filed August 31, 2020 by Bryan Behrenshausen