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Community Calls

Make businesses open and available to everyone.

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Written by DeletedUser

While randomly posting another inspiration about Mozilla (Open Badges)  I read about something unique they offer for the community.  Each week they host a 30/60 minute open-to-anyone community call where they problem solve, brainstorm new ideas, discuss open projects, review the company mission and everyone is invited.

Mozilla is a non-profit organization that prides themselves on openness,  but I don't see a reason why private business couldn't adopt this idea.  The idea that anyone can join in a business conversation as a recent graduate or potential employee, or possibly have these calls incorporated into a unit in a school or classroom offers a unique insight for young job-seekers looking to understand company culture or just learn more about the employer.

I know I would have loved something like this right out of school. It's an expansion of an internship but with more people invited. There is such a separation of classroom/work that being able to eavesdrop or sit in on your favorite company's business meetings makes the idea of working for a company less mysterious and more familiar.  

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Interesting build, Colleen – looking forward to hearing more developments on this in the upcoming Concepting phase. Make sure you post it again there too – and meanwhile you might like to check out the Feed Your Idea section here: Hoping to see more of you on OpenIDEO.