We see Open Business as a 360 degrees concept of doing business in an open and transparent way. We believe in the power of openness and collaboration as core success factors for the future of doing business. Our goal is to inspire openness and help companies and organisations to become more competitive and successful by transforming into an (more) Open Business. That’s why we want to create a global, multidisciplinary Hub for open thinking and change. That’s why we initiated the Open Business Council.
But many organisations struggle to become more open as it is a fundamental shift in the way companies are doing business. Furthermore often initiatives to open up drive change are not coordinated as they occur in different areas and departments. That’s why we think it is time to bring all the open thinking practitioners together into a joint movement. Together we are stronger. We believe that we can be more successful in inspiring openness and driving change by uniting thought leaders and practitioners from different disciplines and departments with a shared believe in openness. That’s why we want to become a hub for all aspects of Open Business including, but not limited to, Open Innovation, Open Communication, Open Research, Open Planning as well as Open Government & Open Data.
By creating a hub for Open Business we want to increase visibility for open business and its related ideas. We want to become a platform for members to share and publish their thoughts and experiences to inspire openness. By uniting the global community of open thinkers we want to increase the visibility and reach of Open Business to inspire openness and drive change.
We see Open Business as a 360 degrees concept of doing business in an open and transparent way. Bringing together open thinkers from different areas and background should not only help us to increase awareness and be more successful in driving change. It should also help us to broaden, challenge and enhance our understanding of Open Business. By combining different perspectives on openness, social media and co-creation we hope to create a synchronised overall framework of Open Business that can be applied to different departments and helps companies to adapt the whole organisation to the changed and connected world we live in.
The Open Business Council should not only act as a global platform to share and publish thoughts. We want to synthesize the diverse ideas and experiences into a joint framework. And as we believe in Co-Creation we want to do this together with YOU! Out initial goals are to co-create
- an Open Business Manifesto
- an Open Business Framework
Based on the Manifesto and the Framework we want to collect Open Business Case Studies as basis for an Open Business Award.