The 1st Work the System approach from Red42. The reinvention of change

OpenSpace Beta: Change & transformation, unleashed

 An open source social technology that allows your organization to get to Beta. In 90 days. Regardless of size

Launched in late 2018, OpenSpace Beta was the 1st innovative social technology published by Red42. In early 2019 we at Red42 accompanied our first client undergoing transformation with OpenSpace Beta. OpenSpace Beta was shortlisted for the XING New Work Award, in 2020 and in 2021.


 On this page, read a BetaCodex Network white paper about the key principles behind OpenSpace Beta: The concepts of Very Fast Organizational Transformation! Read a content-dense interview with Silke Hermann & Niels Pflaeging about OpenSpace Beta! Check out the home of OpenSpace Beta on the website! You can find the OpenSpace Beta open source license there, too.

Join our free-of charge info hour

At 15.00hs CET. Read the invitation here. Limited to 60 participants

The handbook

"Organizational transformation is difficult," they say. "It must be so hard." "It takes a long, long time - and maybe it will never happen!"  


No more! In 2018, profound organizational transformation got a lot less complicated! The OpenSpace Beta handbook, authored by Silke and Niels, is for anyone who is interested in creating rapid and lasting Beta transformation. 

Buy the handbook, or choose the unique Ultimate Changemaker Box with books, posters and learning materials from Red42.

The certification

OpenSpace Beta is logical and uncomplicated - but it is not simple.

Which is why we offer qualification in the OpenSpace Beta approach.

This is not a training. But actual qualification. Courses are available both online and classroom-based. Become a certified OpenSpace Beta Practitioner: We offer 2-day certification courses. Forthcoming certification opportunities can be found on the event page on this website!

The services

If you want to get going with Beta transformation, then working with Silke and Niels is the logical starting-point.


From introductory sessions about Beta and the OpenSpace Beta way of transforming an organization in very little time, to accompanying your OpenSpace Beta "chapter" - with Red42, Silke and Niels offer everything that you need to get going. Red42 also provides qualification courses and certifications in the OpenSpace Beta approach.

A white paper on OpenSpace Beta