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Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity Enterprise

January 12, 2019 Public Report On OpenBeam: A "For Purpose" Enterprise







OpenBeam (being evolved by Al Lun and Erik Lundquist) is exploring to use the PowerShift extension of Holacracy to build out a for-purpose entity that features radically transparent organizational model designed to be devoid of traditional territorial, ego-centric, command-and-control bureaucratic structure. 

PowerShift very much resonates with the BEAM paradigm to beam up (Build, Enable, Activate, Model) a new way to team and work. Open Beam will be purposeful in providing enterprise management, consultation services and solutions at affordable costs to clients who aim to improve social determinants of health.   We have already started to pilot offerings to non-profits in the areas of IT solutions and Financial Management consultations.  

"Beamers" are welcome to sign up for the PowerShift webinar that features Tom Thomison. 



 Holacracy Framework 



openBeam is having conversations with for-purpose agent(s) to explore the adoption of holacracy framework. We are documenting our progress per the following: 


Google Doc





Tom Thomison - The For Purpose Enterprise: Templates to Move From Aspiration to a New Reality




Brian J. Robertson: "Holacracy" with Bonus Q&A | Talks at Google




Feature Article: Organization at the Leading Edge: Introducing Holacracy™ Evolving Organization

June 2007 / Feature Articles








January 12, 2019 Public Report On OpenBeam: A "For Purpose" Enterprise



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PlanScape(s): Best Practice ; Business Process ; Entrepreneurship ; Technology Enablement

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  • 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 will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'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. could be an interesting first step.

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
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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