Open is an Extreme
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Open is an Extreme

Going to great or exaggerated lengths for humanistic, equitable workplaces

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Openness can trump the social and cultural norms embedded within us. If you want to have a truly equitable organization, workplace or project, people need to feel a sense of ownership and agency in your community. An open leader needs to be a forcing function for innovation. Understanding the motivation and intention of your colleagues will help you work not only for the collective, but be a better leader as you do.

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Laura Hilliger
Laura Hilliger

Laura Hilliger is a writer, educator and technologist. She’s a multimedia designer and developer, a technical liaison, a project manager, a conceptual architect, an open advocate who is happiest in collaborative environments. Find her on Twitter and Mastodon as @epilepticrabbit. Sign up for her newsletter and support her on Ko-Fi. Laura writes articles all over the web, writes and contributes to books on openness and is the author of two novels.

She taught at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and was the lead mentor at the Bay Area Video Coalition's Producer's Institute. She developed curriculum for the Adobe T3 project, has mentored at film and media labs in various countries and spent 5.5 years as the Training and Education Lead at Mozilla. She’s a co-founder of We Are Open Co-op, an Ambassador for, is helping to open up Greenpeace.

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