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ASTD Management Development Handbook: Innovation for Today's Managers by Lisa Haneberg

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Chapter 14

Rethinking Your Organization as a Community—The Open Source Way

Chris Grams

Editor’s Note

I heard management guru Gary Hamel assert that innovation happens on the fringe—in smaller, edgier places where individual ideas can have court and grow legs. This chapter from Chris Grams is an excellent example of how large organizations can transform with the right energy and focus. For managers, the challenge and opportunity is creating workplaces that foster fringe thinking and cultivate freedom and participation. Chris offers great examples from his days working at Red Hat—a company that took the open source idea and applied it to creating ...

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