October was a busy month for the Open Organization project and community. We published four new articles and released an important update in our book series. Community representatives also spoke about the project at the All Things Open conference. Read on to learn more about our activities and initiatives.
The Open Organization community published the following materials:
- Heidi Hess von Ludewig: Managing openly to create environments of mutual respect and support
- Sim Zacks: Leading the relationship with your manager
- Ron McFarland: When the best ideas win, do we recognize everyone who shaped them?
- Heidi Hess von Ludewig: Putting open values into management practice
- Open Organization Ambassador @Jimmy presented “Building Open Organizations” at the All Things Open conference on October 20. @Bryan backed him up and added some color commentary. We suspect a recording will be available in the future.
- A new version of The Open Organization Leaders Manual, Second Edition has been released. The updated book includes a new chapter from contributor @JosGroen, several important corrections, and a number of formatting improvements. Copies are available in electronic and paperback form.
- The next Open Organization Ambassadors meeting will occur November 12 at 09:00 Eastern / 14:00 UTC / 15:00 CET. Meeting notes are taking shape and all attendees are welcome to contribute.
- The Open Organization Guide to Distributed Teamwork project is approaching a critical milestone: version 1.0! Only a few blocking issue remain. Want to help? Join us!
- @ronmcfarl writes: “I just had posted the first of three articles on innovation and how Open Organization Principles have played a role. We are working on the next two now. I have also read Professor Lynda Gratton’s book, The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here and written a two-part article on it and the importance of open organization principles regarding work in the future. Right now, I’m starting to read The Age of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey Sachs. This could be a follow-up article to my articles on globalization.”
- @Laura writes: “The We Are Open Co-op has been doing loads of work with charities and public sector helping them use open practices and design methodologies to think about their futures. It’s been part digitalisation, part opening minds to new ways of working and everything about a sustainable, resilient future.”
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—Filed October 30, 2020 by @Bryan