What is it good for?
- Getting buy-in from stakeholders internally
- Putting together stronger funding bids
- Getting input from your peers in the sector
- Helping you reflect on your work
When to use it
How to use it
Working in the open is as simple as sharing your work with others - inside or outside your organisation.
‘Work’ might be an asset - such as a set of insights for user research or your prototypes - or it could be your learning and insight into the process of working in this way.
It could include you writing about your work and process in tweets, weeknotes or blogs. Or you could contribute to a Service Recipe - a detailed step-by-step guide of how something was accomplished.
Working in the open is reciprocal - just as you benefit from others’ work, so others benefit from you sharing your stories and assets.
You’re ready to share when you’ve learned something and you’re able to tell someone else about it. And don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be polished or perfect to be shared.
Get the tool
Check out Catalyst's Open Working Toolkit:
- Watch DigiShift's 'Agile Communication with Giles Turnbull' presentation
- Check out resources and other examples of open working
- Read other people's blogs on Medium
- An example of weeknotes