Making the Move from It to We: A Manifesto for Open Participatory Organizations – Part 1

How can organizations support our authentic and meaningful engagement in work we actually care about? How can we value openness, participation, reputation, legitimacy, connectivity, and abundance in the way we work together? How can we can organize in ways that liberate rather than stifle our creative spirit?

Social philosopher Bonnitta Roy thinks we need a new kind of organization to meet these challenges. She calls it the Open Participatory Organization. And her Manifesto is the point of departure for this conversation—an example of the kind of work Bonnitta does in real time with people and organizations around the world.

To learn more about Bonnitta and her work, visit

Mentioned in this Episode


APP Associates International
Alderlore Insight Center
Center for Transformational Leadership


The Fifth Discipline, by Peter Senge


Open participation, Agile methodology, new economy, organizational development, organizational design, p2p (peer to peer), collective intelligence, distributed intelligence, distributed agency, abundance, Holacracy, CRiSP (Continually Recalibrating Its Starting Position), social technology, naming not claiming


Audio Production
Oli Rabinovitch

Intro Music: “What Does Anybody Know About Anything” – by Chris Zabriskie
Exit Music: “It’s Always Too Late to Start Over” – by Chris Zabriskie
License: Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0)
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