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Holacracy – empowering people, driving creativity and gaining productivity

From my experience gained throughout my career, I have stumbled over and over again with organizational problems. Companies and organizations, from whatever field, are simply inefficiently structured. More or less the classical top-down approach tends to persist, completely contradicting a more efficient approach to empower people.

Open Innovation Course - a guide to get you started

Open Innovation is a great concept to drive ideas and find solutions. To approach and dive into open innovation is not always uncomplicated.

5 crowdsourcing examples on how the United Nations open up

There is no doubt that crowdsourcing has great potential; particularly in the case of the United Nations. One clear advantage of open innovation for the UN is that it allows it to test its performance and engage with each target group to learn what it is actually needed and achieved.

The downfall of PDFs and what it says about Knowledge Management

A great article from the Washington post, shared by Martina Hetzel via the KM4DEV mailing list, has caught my attention.

Launch Openaiddata.org: 3 million foreign aid activities at your fingertip

Open data is a great chance to make development aid not only more transparent, but also more efficient. Having been an aid worker for a while in Egypt and Germany myself, I could see how much information is needed. It is often very difficult to get even an overview of who is doing what.

Innovation hubs - how the Internet is setting the path for innovation

Only a few years ago 'unconferences' where a new and different type of event, where people organized themselves online to meet somewhere to listen and exchange about crazy ideas. The web-based model of open innovation developed into face-to-face events.