Aug 18, 2020
Some say the book started the movement, the revolution. The author self-published it in 2014 with zero marketing, no PR, yet more than six hundred thousand copies have been sold and the book was translated to twenty languages so far.
“Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness” by Frederic Laloux.
What if you had a really independent team where everybody knows what needs to be done and takes responsibility for the outcomes? How would you feel in your company if there was no place for politics, power games, no email overload, no endless meetings? What could you achieve if you had a strong vision, all people on the same boat heading the same direction?
With so many businesses moving online and teams working from home these ideas resonate more than ever.
F. Laloux looks at the organisations from historical and developmental perspective. He uses colours and metaphors for each stage, suggesting the colour Teal for the new model that is evolving. Second part of the book tells the stories of organizations that are already operating from this new paradigm. It examines their structures, practices, and cultures. Here you have a detailed description of what the Teal organizational model can look like in practice. There is a template that you can copy and improve if you want to build more fulfilling company.
In many ways I believe this is all just the beginning: A (long overdue) interview with the author of “Reinventing Organizations”, Frederic Laloux, May 7, 2018