Open Assembly, the global authority on open talent and open innovation, announces the merging of Re-source, one of Europe’s leading open talent and human cloud advisors, into the organization. The collaboration adds consulting expertise to Open Assembly’s thought leadership and convenings, and strengthens Open Assembly as the industry’s go to location for businesses’ adoption of open talent including freelancing, crowdsourcing, open innovation, and the gig economy.
The partnership marks Open Assembly’s expansion of its consulting services as well as growth into the European market. This serves as a major expansion milestone as the merged entities develop additional services in research, benchmarking, training and digital products in 2022.
As part of the merger Open Assembly’s founder John Winsor becomes Chairman and Barry Matthews, Re-source’s, founder becomes CEO. The team is joined by Bryn Barlow who will lead the consulting business and Eleanor Matthews who will lead Research and Membership Services. The new management team has an impressive track record of business success including the formation, growth and exit of multiple research based consulting businesses.
Additionally, the merger brings with it greater resourcing towards Open Assembly-sponsored Center for the Transformation of Work (CTW). While Matthews, Winsor, and team will focus Open Assembly towards equipping businesses and the demand-side ecosystem, CTW will center its efforts on the growing number of freelance workers, driving advocacy and tooling to reach the vision of “transforming work for a billion people by 2025.”
“I’m excited by having the ability to work with Barry, Eleanor and Bryn to accomplish our goal of transforming work for a billion people by 2025. This audacious goal demands that we built the best leadership team to reach it. Barry and Re-source have been a valuable member of the community, leading many important efforts” stated Winsor.
To organize collaboration of its growing community, in 2022 CTW will explore and implement new systems of governance and reward, likely drawing from Web 3.0 technologies including blockchain tokenization.
About Open Assembly
Open-Assembly is the world’s leading learning resource and consulting marketplace for the future of work and open talent economy. As employment models shift to greater use of freelance talent from open talent expert marketplaces, our expert network of consultants are trained to provide executive briefings, workshops and consulting to help companies transform themselves by creating the right culture and organizational structure to allow for the adoption of new digital tools, processes and platforms.Founded out of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) Open Assembly is a network of the world’s leading thinkers, innovators and consultants that help companies transform the way they work. In alignment with research pioneered by Professors Karim Lakhani and Michael Tushman, the team brings more than 30 years of experience in thought leadership, entrepreneurship and advising on the study of transforming organizations using digital tools and platforms.
About The Center for the Transformation of Work
Born out of the Open Assembly community, The Center for the Transformation of Work (CTW) is a trade organization dedicated to empowering its community members to co-create and set the standards for platforms, education and processes for the adoption of open talent tools. The Center for the Transformation of Work is at the core of the global Future of Work movement including researchers from Harvard Business School and Oxford plus the top companies and organizations practicing and creating these models.
With a vision to transform work for a billion people by 2025, the CTW aims to create common industry terminology, tools, educational resources, and playbooks in order to help organizations and individuals more easily adopt and benefit from using open talent models.