The September 2020 Open Organization Community Report

Editor’s Notes

In September, the Open Organization community published four new articles, launched a new website, opened the doors of its new community forum, continued work on a collaborative book, and welcomed some new proofreading help. Read the full report for all the details.

Community Publications

The Open Organization community published the following materials:

Monthly Highlights

  • The new Open Organization community forum is now open. In September, Open Organization Ambassadors agreed to make the project’s Discourse platform its default communication channel, reserving the openorg-list mailing list for occasional community announcements. Anyone is now welcome to create an account, read our terms, and engage with the community on Discourse.
  • The Open Organization project’s new website is now out of beta and live at Community members have been working on the new site since the summer, and are pleased to finally debut the project’s new showcase on the web. Got feedback? Found a bug? Please file an issue!
  • Contributor @trncb has graciously agreed to assist with proofreading community articles, books, and marketing collateral. We’re delighted to have his help!

Looking Ahead

  • The next Open Organization Ambassadors meeting will occur on October 08, 2020, at 09:00 Eastern / 14:00 UTC / 15:00 CET. A meeting agenda is available for attendee input.
  • The Open Organization Guide to Distributed Teamwork accepted another new chapter in September—this one from Open Organization Ambassador @bcotton. Three more chapters are currently under consideration for inclusion in the book’s 1.0 release by year’s end. Want to contribute? Check out the project repository and editorial board.

Ambassador Notes

  • @ronmcfarl writes: “@Bryan and I are working on my next series, which explores the relationship between open organizations and innovation. Also, I have drafts of an article on the future of work and how open organization principles will play a role in it.”


Filed Filed September 30, 2020 by @Bryan