Red Hat has implemented an “open organization” approach that allows public-serving cybersecurity teams to assess employee performance and outcome of missions.
In an article posted Friday on Federal News Network, the company noted the U.S. Army‘s Cyber School at Fort Gordon in Georgia also uses the model to train soldiers in cyber-related projects.
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst noted in his book, titled “The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance,” that transparency, inclusivity, adaptability, collaboration and community can help agencies meet goals.
Shawn Wells, chief security strategist for Red Hat’s North American public sector business, said adopting the five characteristics will allow organizations to empower and motivate professionals.
“We have found that career advancement is no longer a primary goal,” said Wells.
“The work itself and the technological challenges are the chief rewards.”
The company also mentioned that fostering inclusion and collaboration in cyber readiness helps entities expand their cyber workforce, as well as classify themselves as more “nimble and innovative” organizations.