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OpenBeam: A "For Purpose" Enterprise

Exploring the building out of Open Beam as a "For-Purpose" entity to support community initiatives. Many social/economical development initiatives suffer from vertical organizational structures that have their origin in the industrial age of emphasizing command and control. Vertical structures are silo in nature and do not facilitate cross structural information sharing and individual accountability. They inadvertently create distrust and thwart innovation. This project builds out the Open Beam entity to demonstrate how a “For-Purpose” dynamic organization works. The result is that Open Beam’s way of doing work becomes a proof point that we should let go of the traditional organizational model and adopt a holacratic framework to mobilize team effort. In so doing, Open Beam will help area non-profit or small organizations become more effective in their governance and their use of cloud technologies.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase:

Develop

Impacts:

Best Practice, Business Process, Entrepreneurship, Technology Enablement    

Collaborators

Contact: Erik Lundquist, Al Lun ; Email: kalun@openbeam.net ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: openBeam.net

Collaborators: Encode ; openBEAM.net

Related Projects

America’s City for Health ; Explore and Build Out openBEAM.net IT Support ; Next Gen Community Information Sharing System (CISS) ; PlanScape: define a common way of classifying community projects, plans and assets ; Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium ; SharePoint Usage Enablement

 

Detailed Description

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What is Holacracy?

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Status Reports


OpenBeam: A "For Purpose" Enterprise   Date: 2019/03/20  

Founding Members' Understanding and Agreement signed by Erik and Al. 


Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity Enterprise   Date: 2019/01/12  

OpenBeam (being evolved by Al Lun and Erik Lundquist) is exploring to use the PowerShift extension of Holacracy to build out a for-purpose organization that features radically transparent organizational structure designed to be devoid of traditional territorial, ego-centric, command-and-control bureaucratic structure. 



Project Status/News

March 20, 2019 openBeam.net: OpenBeam: A "For Purpose" Enterprise

Founding Members' Understanding and Agreement signed by Erik and Al. 

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January 12, 2019 openBeam.net: Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity Enterprise

OpenBeam (being evolved by Al Lun and Erik Lundquist) is exploring to use the PowerShift extension of Holacracy to build out a for-purpose organization that features radically transparent organizational structure designed to be devoid of traditional territorial, ego-centric, command-and-control bureaucratic structure. 

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Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Business Process, Entrepreneurship, Technology Enablement  

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    Site Information
    Beam
    • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
    • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
    • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

    While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

    This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

    Definitions
    The following defines the various project phases:
    1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
    2. Develop - program or application is being developed
    3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
    4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
      demonstration
    5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
    Links
    Links to Beam and beam sub-sites: