In our third episode hosted by Aruna Rao and David Kelleher, we’d like to share a discussion on Fredric Laloux’s popular book, Reinventing Organisations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human Consciousness?, which was published in 2014. We are joined by Michel Friedman, our Senior Associate based in South Africa, Tania Principe, our Director of Management and Operations and Kailee Jordan, a G@W Associate based in Somaliland. In his book, Laloux discusses the evolution of organisational structures and he labels each type by a different color. The focus of the book is around the colour TEAL which represents organizations with an evolutionary purpose and a non-hierarchical management style.
Some of the questions we asked ourselves were:
1) What are the evolutionary stages of organizations according to Laloux and why are they important? 2) What is meant by the “evolutionary purpose of organization”? 3) What is needed for discovering an organization’s evolutionary purpose? and 4) What stops this from happening?