Why you should work in the open

A quick run-down of why working in the open is a good idea – for everyone.
Great things can happen when something is made open... more people can reuse it, often cheaply. People can learn from it, even if they don’t use it. And there are almost always wonderful unintended consequences.
🔗 Watch the talk from Chris Thorpe of Catalyst and see the slides from his presentation on working openly.
Get buy-in
Working in the open has a lot of benefits - and that’s as well as making you feel good. By learning how to communicate what you’re doing and learning, you'll be able to do things like get buy-in from stakeholders internally, put together stronger funding bids or get input from your peers in the community.

Learn more

By learning from those who have gone before you, you’ll build on existing learning and it could help you to make the right decision for your organisation.

Make savings

You should also be able to save time - and money - from re-using work that’s already been done, which will mean you’ll be able to see results more quickly.

Everyone benefits

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.