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The Open Organization Workbook

This respository contains files related to The Open Organization Workbook, a community-produced companion to Jim Whitehurst's 2015 book, The Open Organization (Harvard Business Review Press).

About the book

Organizations that embrace cultures of openness are more agile, accountable, and innovative. But how exactly can we build them?

In The Open Organization Workbook, more than 25 managers, leaders, consultants, and other practitioners answer that question with their favorite tips for building organizations that are more transparent, inclusive, adaptable, collaborative, and communal. They not only explain—in rich and useful detail—the processes and practices they recommend for architecting the organizations of the future, but also invite readers to follow along, participate, and experiment through a series of probing discussion questions and participatory activities.

This workbook-style companion to The Open Organization (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015) features case studies of more than a dozen organizations—from start-ups to multinationals—working to leverage the power of openness. It also contains step-by-step instructions for building innovative teams.

It's a how-to guide for practicing openness at scale—required reading for anyone seeking to cultivate a more innovative and resilient organizational culture.

Repository contents

In this repository, please find:

  • The book's front cover (in .jpg and .pdf formats)
  • The book's full cover (in .jpg and .pdf formats)
  • A "binary" copy of the book (in .pdf format)
  • "Source code" for the book (in .odt format)
  • An e-book copy of the book (in .epub format) for reading on an e-reader, tablet, or other compatible device


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