Open source software company Red Hat posted its process for making decisions on Github for anyone to review or use.
The "Open Decision Framework" includes best practices for leading open projects, making decisions, collaborating and communicating within an organization, Red Hat said.
According to Red Hat, the framework was designed to "help decision-makers communicate transparently, seek out diverse perspectives, collaborate more effectively across distributed teams and limit unanticipated impacts of business projects and decisions."
Red Hat said it posted its framework after receiving inquiries from several organizations about how to use open source principles.
The framework is designed to showcase how Red Hat leads its organization through projects and transformations. Rather than making top-down decisions, the company is working to facilitate information sharing through the organization.
The company says the framework is a flexible, open approach to making business decisions and leading projects that business and tech leaders. It is particularly helpful for projects or decisions that could impact culture and "affect associates beyond your immediate team."
Business or tech leaders can build steps from the framework into their own project plans or decision-making processes and strategies, the company said. Red Hat added that the framework strives to "drive better alignment between business decisions and company strategy, goals, culture, values and mission."