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Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity

Beam Project Type: Tooling Project in Concept Phase

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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Collaboration

Lead Organization: openBeam.net

Confirmed Collaborators: Encode ; openBEAM.net

Potential Collaborators: Diversity Council

Detailed Description

 Google Doc


 

 


 

What is Holacracy?

Strategy

Define and elaborate on the Purpose of Open Beam

Review the Quick Guide:

Get educated on Holacracy

Tom Tomison

 


 

Brian J. Robertson


More about Holacracy

 


 

Invite liked-minded partners

 


Build deliverables

 

 

 

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Best Practice ; Business Process ; Entrepreneurship ; Technology Enablement

Level 2:

DMC:

Community Health:

Results

A concrete business plan in place.

Highlight Activities

Use google doc to document thoughts and approaches

Information about Holacracy:

Tom Tomison

 

 

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Business Process, Entrepreneurship, Technology Enablement

November 02, 2018 openBeam.net: Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity

openBeam is having conversations with for-purpose agent(s) to explore the adoption of holacracy framework.

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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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October 04, 2018: 6 Crtical Components for Discovery Square

Presented to DMCC Board in its September 2018 board meeting.

 

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October 02, 2018: Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) Formal Alliance Proposal

Announcing Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium Forum November 13, 2018 and info on prior webinars to formally kick off this work. A number of members of the Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) are proposing a formal alliance framework.

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September 19, 2018: November 2017 DMC Dashboard

September 2018 DMCC Board Meeting, YE 2017 DMC Metrics per Nov. 2, 2017 DMCC Board Meeting.

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July 27, 2018: CNG Steering Committee info "Stop the Census Citizenship Question"

CNG Steering Committee helping LWV spread the word to "Take Action Now To Stop the Census Citizenship Question!"

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July 11, 2018: Prosperity Initiative

2018-07-011

Minority Business Conference hosted by SBDC, Diversity Council and Prosperity Initiative

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June 22, 2018: Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Presentation to CNG

Complete Count 2020 representatives conducted a community briefing at 2018-06-21 CNG meeting on the importance and logistics of Olmsted County social and public agencies build out a network of helpers to ensure a complete count in 2020.

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June 22, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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June 18, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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Last modified by admin on 2018/11/05
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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