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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

Impacts: 

Best Practice, Business Process, Entrepreneurship, Technology Enablement    

Project Phase: 

Develop

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 Coalition ; 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. 


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  

March 13, 2019: Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities (SEMLM)

State lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are pushing to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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February 15, 2019: Councilman Michael Wojcik Comments to DMC pertaining to Affordable Housing

Here are 6 comments / Suggestions that that Councilman Wojcik sent do the DMC EDA and Board pertaining to how DMC can have a positive impact on the affordability of housing in the district and beyond.

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January 14, 2019: Rochester Area Volunteer Meeting Calendar

2019 Meeting Calendar and List of agencies participated in April 12, 2018 Community Volunteer Fair.

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January 14, 2019: City of Rochester Vision, Principles and Priorities

City Council COW was shown this Rochester Vision Document. 

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December 19, 2018: CHNA Meeting and News

December 13, 2018 CHNA meeting minutes. 

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December 11, 2018: Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

 

 

 

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December 09, 2018: Collective Impact Model to enable Housing Coalition

11/13/2018 Housing Coalition meeting starting a series of conversations regarding the future and role of the housing alliance in our community.  To start these conversations, Elaine Case will be presenting on the Community Impact model.

 

 

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November 21, 2018: Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Planning Kickoff

Invitation from Sheila Kiscaden, Olmsted County Commissioner & Chair of Olmsted County Complete Count Committee

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November 20, 2018: Action Groups being formed

Action Groups being formed to make progress on: Health Insurance; IT: Tech Support; Joint Purchasing of Goods and Services

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November 12, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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Last modified by allnode on 2019/03/25
Created by allnode on 2018/10/18

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
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