The OpenTeal Project
Invitation for Input
OCT 28, 2015
What is OpenTeal?
OpenTeal will be an evolving employee handbook for a Teal organization, which is also publicly
available for others to reference and learn from.
OpenTeal will make a customizable wiki freely available to any Teal organization who wishes to
document their own Teal practices (e.g. guidelines, processes, examples, training, etc). Each Teal
organization will have an Admin for their wiki, as well as the ability to add editors who can
add/edit content within their organizational wiki.
The wikis will be hosted on OpenTeal servers (as provided by Fitzii – a Teal company who is
proposing the idea), and the content will all be publicly accessible (read-only), and linked
together from a homepage of participating organization listings.
To help people interested in researching actual Teal practices there will be search functionality
across all the organizations wikis from the OpenTeal homepage, as well as the ability to search
within each organization’s wiki.
• It’s a GO!
• Outline of
• Will Teal
orgs use it?
• What Req’s?
• Scope of
• Go or No
We Are Here
from Teal Orgs
Call for Input from Teal Organizations
We’ll only spend the time and money to build OpenTeal if we know that many
Teal organizations will actually use it. Otherwise we’ll just build our own simple
wiki for Fitzii’s internal use.
If you work at a Teal organization and are interested in
providing feedback and/or using OpenTeal, please email
Edwin Jansen at email@example.com
Current Proposed Features
Central admin of multi-tenant accounts. Accounts/tenants each also have an admin, and users who can add/edit
within their account.This is called WikiFarming.
Each tenant account can choose their own link structure for their wiki and pages (e.g. OpenTeal.com/Fitzii,
OpenTeal.com/SoundsTrue, etc). Ideally there is some customizable branding as well (Logo? Colors?).
Admins may be non-technical so it needs to be easy for them to setup and use (WYSIWYG editing)
Only very few Wiki engines have true WYSIWYG editors, but some have a Toolbar helping users with the syntax. Some companies have plugins that can be
integrated with any wiki out there.
Search functionality from theTealwiki homepage across all tenant account wikis, and also search within each tenant
Ability to create basic shell template for each new wiki to start with. Ideally could lock some standard elements.
Ability to post attachments, and embed video, pictures, etc.
Automated forget password and user management, but users must be approved or created by admins
Emails are sent out when certain pages are edited/changed. Ideally users can configure on an individual preference
basis, perhaps with control over which wiki pages are 'watched'.
Forum feature on each account for discussion. Could be set to users only can post, or public too.
We Need More Input
The People Behind OpenTeal
Fitzii - www.Fitzii.com
A Teal company based in Toronto, Canada, who
provide a hiring platform for SMBs. You can learn
about Fitzii’s journey to Teal at:
Edwin Jansen - ejansen@Fitzii.com
Marketing at Fitzii
Luz Iglesias - liglesias@Fitzii.com
Hiring Success at Fitzii
Brent Lowe - firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal Consultant at B.A.S.E. Associates
B.A.S.E. Associates - http://baseassociates.com/
A consulting firm who help Founders, CEOs &
business leaders better manage their growing teams
and build foundations for effective and sustainable