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We believe all teams can do amazing things when they work Open.

With an Open mindset, teams can achieve great things. They can truly unleash their potential.

But what does Open really mean?

It’s not about the type of office or the perks of the job. It's not even about the tools you use - although they help.

Truly Open work is a frame of mind. It is the willingness to share your point of view with a boss who listens to that point of view. It’s having access to the information you need and not only what others want you to see. It’s trusting your teammates because you know who your teammates are, their strengths and weaknesses, how they think and what they feel. And they know you in the same way.

Embracing Open isn't easy. It means being vulnerable, transparent, willing to f*** things up in front of others. We are in a constant evolution of placing Open at the heart of what we do.

When we try to be more Open everyday, we also struggle to be more Open everyday. Because it's hard to change culture. So we want to do everything we can to help your team join us on this transformation.

Welcome to Open.

With an Open mindset, teams can achieve great things. They can truly unleash their potential.

But what does Open really mean?

It’s not about the type of office or the perks of the job. It's not even about the tools you use - although they help.

Truly Open work is a frame of mind. It is the willingness to share your point of view with a boss who listens to that point of view. It’s having access to the information you need and not only what others want you to see. It’s trusting your teammates because you know who your teammates are, their strengths

and weaknesses, how they think and what they feel. And they know you in the same way.

Embracing Open isn't easy. It means being vulnerable, transparent, willing to f*** things up in front of others. We are in a constant evolution of placing Open at the heart of what we do.

When we try to be more Open every day, we also struggle to be more Open every day. Because it's hard to change culture. So we want to do everything we can to help your team join us on this transformation.

Welcome to Open.

Mike & Scott

MIKE & SCOTT

Co-founders & Co-CEOs, Atlassian

Interpretation by Sam Rowe

Open teams understand one another

Knowing your teammates as real people—not skill sets—increases trust and elevates team performance.

Natalie’s story

Strong teams share more than goals.

As entrepreneur Natalie Egan was in the processes of understanding her identity and past, her struggles translated into work life. Her aggressive leadership style culminated into a toxic work environment, and inevitably doomed her first company.

After learning to embrace her true self and coming out as openly transgender, she’s now leading a new team and accomplishing her company's mission of spreading empathy.

Understanding how others work turbocharges collaboration.


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Megha Narayan

Head of Brand, Atlassian

“The thing I experience here is that the more that I bring my full self to work, the better my work is—I'm less guarded, less on edge, and I’m seen for who I am.”


Interpretation by Antoine Maillard

Open teams make information accessible to everyone

Open teams never start from scratch. Experiences and insights from teammates provide a big head start.

Carlyn & Jon’s story

Different perspectives are valuable because they’re different.

Caryln Dougherty, a computer science student at Columbia University in New York, teamed up with former U.S. Army Ranger, Jon Ellsworth, and enlisted the help of 150 military personnel to develop technology that saves lives.

Sharing knowledge makes
everyone smarter.


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Charlie Marriott

R&D Program Manager, Atlassian

“Open is finding information without needing to ask. I think that’s the core of it. That’s what I always come back to.”


Interpretation by Montse Galbany

Open teams seek ideas and share feedback

A big idea is just a team of smaller ideas working together.

Sean’s story

Divergent thinking sparks creativity.

It takes a village to raise a child. As Sean Ahlquist learned, it took a team to create a new technology that could potentially change the lives of the 1.5 million children with autism in the United States.

Open ideas get individuals, teams, and organizations further, faster.


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Jake Brereton

Head of Marketing, Jira Software, Atlassian

“It's quite refreshing how early on we involve different teams when we're setting out to do a task. It reflects the best efforts of us all much sooner than if I tackled the task myself and brought them in at a later time.”