The June 2019 Open Organization Ambassadors Report

Contents

{1} Editor’s Notes
{2} Ambassador Publications
{3} Site Stats
{4} Monthly Highlights
{5} Looking Ahead
{6} Ambassador Notes

{1} Editor’s Notes

As we drift steadily past 2019’s midpoint, we pause to recognize everything that makes our community so great. June is our anniversary month, and we celebrated in style. The open organization community at Opensource.com published four new articles and an updated book in June. And in all, our materials generated 13,549 page views at Opensource.com. We continued some amazing work on the next volume of the Open Organization book series, and we reflected a bit on Red Hat Summit in May.

Read on to learn more about what’s going on in the open organization community—and how you can get involved.

Editorially yours,
Bryan

{2} Ambassador Publications

Ambassadors published the following articles in June:

{3} Site Stats

Our top articles of the month were:

  1. Bryan Behrenshausen: “Aging in the open: How this community changed us”
    https://opensource.com/open-organization/19/6/four-year-celebration
    Views: 525

  2. Jim Whitehurst: “The innovation delusion”
    https://opensource.com/open-organization/19/6/innovation-delusion
    Views: 387

Additional metrics:

Page views for June: 13,549 (May: 13,812; April: 15,808)

Organize for Innovation downloads in June: 291 (May: 45; April: 71)
Workbook downloads in June: 45 (May: 40; April: 32)
Guide to IT Culture Change downloads in June: 77 (May: 60; April: 50)
Leaders Manual downloads in June: 76 (May: 54; April: 67)
Field Guide downloads in June: 50 (May: 41; April: 28)

Open Organization Definition downloads in June: 19 (May: 20; April: 26)

{4} Monthly Highlights

  • The open organization community at Opensource.com celebrated its fourth anniversary in June with a retrospective article discussing the power of global collaboration.[1] Moreover, to mark the fourth anniversary of The Open Organization by Jim Whitehurst, Opensource.com released an updated version of Jim’s follow-up book, Organize for Innovation, available both electronically and as a paperback.[2]

  • Katie-Gray Altmann and Bryan Behrenshausen published a reflection on their experience creating and executing the Open Organization booth experience at Red Hat Summit. In an article for the Red Hat blog, Katie-Gray and Bryan explain what conversations with attendees taught them about open organizational culture and its challenges.[3]

  • Development of the next book in the Open Organization book series, The Open Organization Guide for Educators, continued apace in June, as authors polished their work in preparation of a July deadline for edited chapters. The book features more than 20 pieces about open organization principles at work in educational organizations of all levels and types.[4]

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[1] https://opensource.com/open-organization/19/6/four-year-celebration
[2] https://opensource.com/open-organization/resources/organize-innovation
[3] https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/what-1s-taught-us-about-organizational-pain-red-hat-summit
[4] https://github.com/open-organization-ambassadors/open-org-educators-guide/blob/master/table_of_contents.md

{5} Looking Ahead

  • The next meeting of the Open Organization Ambassadors will occur Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 16:00 Eastern / 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET. A meeting agenda will be available[1] soon. Note that we’re meeting at a different time this month in order to accommodate ambassadors who may not be able to participate at the usual time.

  • Final drafts of contributions for The Open Organization Guide for Educators are due July 12[2]. At that time, copy editors will begin polish book chapters in advance of our projected September release date.

  • Several publication opportunities are available in July.[3] Got a story to share? Get in touch!

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[1] https://www.theopenorganization.community/c/meeting-notes
[2] https://github.com/open-organization-ambassadors/open-org-educators-guide#project-timeline
[3] https://github.com/open-organization-ambassadors/editorial/projects/1

{6} Ambassador Notes

(No ambassadors submitted notes this month.)

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(Onward toward the second half!—BB)