Podcast 457: Reinventing Organizations with Frederic Laloux

I had the pleasure of interviewing Frederic Laloux the author of a new book entitled ” Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness”.

I must admit Frederic’s book is a phenomenal look into the extremely profound changes into consciousness, culture and social systems that we are seeing emerge in increasing numbers at this point in human history. Frederic tests all the current organizational models and explores with the reader organizations that are bending the curve and exploring new ways of being.

As Frederic states ” Many people sense that the current way we run organizations has stretched to its limits. We are increasingly disillusioned by organizational life.” We are at the lowest levels of employee engagement in US history, and the trends don’t seem to be shifting. So what is next?

Frederic utilizes a color code system to help identify the characteristics of organizations. He states that the organization will evolve into will be what he refers to as “evolutionary teal” organizations.

These organizations are characterized by 1) Living entity with its own evolutionary purpose 2) Strategy emerges organically from the collective intelligence of self-managing employees 3) The concept of competition is irrelevant 4) Growth is significant only inasmuch as they help achieve the purpose. 5) Profit is a lagging indicator: will come naturally when doing the right thing.

Just these few characteristics of the evolutionary teal organization are so foreign to the way we are currently doing business in many of our organizations today. I am so encouraged by the practices and organizational dynamics of the twelve businesses that Frederic studied and cited in the book.  He truly show how business an evolve, and become more conscious, spiritual and human. 

If you are in middle or upper management of an organization, then “Reinventing Organizations” is a must read. If you want to learn more please click here to be directed to the book website where you can download the book, or click here to be directed to the books Facebook page.

Enjoy this great interview with author Frederic Laloux.

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