What is an open organisation? The ‘open’ in The Open Co-op is all about ‘openness’ and can refer to a lot of different things, most of which have have significant overlap and / or very similar values and principles. Here we define the various different versions of ‘open’…
What is an open Organisation?
“open organisation; an organisation open to anyone who agrees to abide by its purpose and principles, with complete transparency and clearly defined desicion making structures, ownership patterns, and exchange mechanisms; designed, defined, and refined, by all members as part of a continual transformative process.”
Open Value Network
Open Value Networks are very similar to Bettermeans’ Open Enterprise ideas and variously described as “people creating value together, by contributing work, money and goods, and sharing the income” a “framework for many-to-many innovation” and a “model for commons-based peer production”. The idea is probably most clearly outlined by Sensorica‘s Tiberus Brastaviceanu in his TEDxMontreal talk:
As outlined by Indy Johar and/ or those companies who are “maximizing trust through genuine corporate transparency and openness” by pledging “to maximize operational transparency and openness as a defining element in how we create value” as part of the The Open Company Initiative
e.g. a commitment to use and/ or support Free Software as defined by the Free Software Foundation, Open Source software as defined by the Open Source Initiative, and/ or to release/ share knowledge using a Creative Commons licences or similar.
The Open Knowledge Foundation have a great intro to Open Data.