Greetings, happy new year, and welcome one and all to the first Open Organization Ambassadors report of 2020!
January was a quieter month for the open organization community at Opensource.com, as we emerged from winter hiatus to resume publishing on January 14. Nevertheless, the month saw three new articles (two from ambassadors) and 15,200 page views across all our materials. Volumes in the Open Organization book series were downloaded 336 times.
Read on to learn what the Open Organization Ambassadors—and the broader open organization community—were up to last month!
Ambassadors published the following articles in January:
Sam Knuth: “Never enough: Working openly with anxiety”
The most-read article of the month was:
- Sam Knuth: “Never enough: Working openly with anxiety”
- Page views for January: 15,200 (December: 12,270; November: 13,443)
- Organize for Innovation downloads in January: 73 (December: 60; November: 54)
- Workbook downloads in January: 63 (December: 42; November: 46)
- Guide to IT Culture Change downloads in January: 36 (December: 37; November: 39)
- Guide for Educators downloads in January: 41 (December: 33; November: 49)
- Leaders Manual downloads in January: 54 (December: 38; November: 41)
- Field Guide downloads in January: 47 (December: 33; November: 42)
- Open Organization Definition downloads in January: 22 (December: 25; November: 29)
Open Organization Ambassador Laura Hilliger was named Digital Leader of the Year at the Women in IT Awards in London last month. The award honors Laura’s unflagging commitment to creating a better world by defending and cultivating open principles across the globe. Congratulations, Laura!
Several ambassadors are currently writing ongoing article series, including:
- Jen Kelchner on learning agility (the most recent installment is “A human approach to reskilling in the age of AI”)
- Ron McFarland on peer-to-peer commuication technologies (the most recent installment is “Communication superstars: A model for understanding your organization’s approach to new technologies”)
- Sam Knuth on open organizations and mental health (the most recent installment is “Never enough: Working openly with anxiety”)
- Heather Leson, whose forthcoming series entitled “5 Questions for Open Leaders” begins in March
- Heidi Hess von Ludewig, whose forthcoming series on open management is currently in production for a planned Q1 release
- Mark your calendars: The next meeting of the Open Organization Ambassadors will occur Thursday, February 13 at 09:00 Eastern / 14:00 UTC / 15:00 CET. Anyone attending should add discussion items to the agenda-in-progress.
- Ben Owens writes: “I was featured in last week’s Transcend Learning webinar to discuss Open Way Learning—both the book and the non-profit. I also took the opportunity to talk about open source principles and plug the Open Organization Guide for Educators.”
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(See you when the ides of March have come!—BB)