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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

Known/Likely Collaborators: Encode ; openBEAM.net

Potential CollaboratorsDiversity Council

Related Projects

America’s Community for Health ; Next Gen Community Information Sharing System (CISS) ; PlanScape: define a common way of classifying community projects, plans and assets ; Police Assisted Recovery (PAR Program) ; Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium ; SharePoint Usage Enablement

 

Detailed Description

 Google Doc


 

 


 

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  

February 12, 2020: Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Meeting Materials

2020-02-11 Strengthening our Human Services Ecosystem by Rochester Nonprofit Consortium meeting materials

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February 12, 2020: Collider Foundation

Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity

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February 04, 2020: 2016-2020 Housing Framework Status

2020-02-04 PB Reporting: Process improvement needed. 

 

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January 24, 2020: America’s Community for Health Meeting News

 Meeting material from Jan. meeting:

Macro and micro expected outcomes of the project. 

First pass at co-designer listConvening Co-designers

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December 20, 2019: 2019 Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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December 10, 2019: Journey to Growth Plan 5 Year Conclusion and Celebration

Per PB Reporting: "While the five-year timeline for the Journey to Growth initiative has wrapped up, the work of diversifying Southern Minnesota's economy continues."  

 

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November 27, 2019: Community Networking Group (CNG) Relaunch Conversations

CNG Steering Committee collaborating with Mayor Kim Norton to launch CNG 2.0. 

 

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November 23, 2019: Minnesota Housing awards funding for two affordable housing projects in Rochester

The two local projects selected are Century Heights, a 76-unit project from Rochester-based Joseph Development, and Mayowood Apartments, a 30-unit development from Center City Housing Corporation.

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November 05, 2019: Asian Pacific MN Complete Count 2020 Project

API Heritage Month Speech by Sia Her, Executive Director at MN State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, at U of WI, Eau Claire -- May 2019 

 

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October 01, 2019: Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium

Event: Webinar "Moving to the Cloud" featuring the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Diversity Council (presentation slides attached)
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 1
Time: 12 - 1:30 pm

 

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Last modified by support on 2019/09/19
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.
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