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The OPEN Movements

The basics of the 'Open' philosophy and its varied sub-movements. Plus, relevent resources from the Whittemore Library.


Forward-thinking organizations are embracing open principles in order to become more agile, innovative, and engaged. The Open Organization Definition outlines five characteristics of open organizations—transparency, inclusivity, adaptability, collaboration, and community—and explains how they can serve as a foundation for new organizational behaviors, systems, and structures.

- The Open Organization, 'The Open Organization Definition'