Open Assembly

Open Assembly is a strategy and innovation consultancy.

We co-create the
future of work.


What is Open Assembly?

Open Assembly co-creates the future of work with organizations, platforms, and people by providing content, community, and strategic advising services. We glean key insights from Harvard Business School faculty and researchers and the Laboratory of Innovation Sciences at Harvard (LISH), to inform and inspire new ways of working using open strategies.

What We Do?

We engage with clients in three ways.

  • First, through the Open Assembly Collective (OAC). OAC is a membership organization that provides access to the most complete and authoritative information about organizational innovation and transformation based on open strategies.

  • Second, we provide consulting services that help incumbent organizations create transformational growth strategies and business model architecture to future-proof themselves.

  • Third, we consult with platforms to bring best practices and growth strategies to their businesses.


Introducing the Open Assembly Quarterly (OAQ)

Get a copy of OAQ’s Fall 2018 State of Crowdsourcing report here.


“It's not about being at the right place at the right time, it's about having an open mind at the right time.”

Paul Erdös|  Innovator



Open Assembly was founded in alignment with the Laboratory of Innovation Sciences at Harvard (LISH) and research pioneered by Professors Karim Lakhani and Michael Tushman. John Winsor and partners bring more than 30 years of collective experience in thought leadership, entrepreneurship and advising on the study and building of open platforms in private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

The Open Assembly team brings experience from academia and industry, collectively running over 1,000 challenges in data science, engineering, life sciences, organizational management, brand strategy, marketing and various engineering technologies. The team has also implemented systematic OI programs in a range of organizations, helping organizations understand how OI can be integrated within their own innovation processes, and how to enable learning, piloting and scaling of OI programs to deliver results.




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