Teal Organisations

Our culture, structure and practices are inspired by a worldwide community creating the next evolution of how organisations can work, known as ‘Teal Organisations”.

“Three breakthroughs and a metaphor” is how Frederic Laloux presents the key features of Teal Organisations in his revolutionary 2015 text “Reinventing Organizations”.

The breakthroughs: 

Self-management:  Teal  Organizations  have  found  the  key  to operate effectively with a system based on peer  relationships,  without  the  need  for  hierarchy  or  consensus.

Wholeness:  Organizations  have  always  been  places  that  encourage  people  to  show  up  with  a  narrow  “professional”  self  and  to check other parts of the self at the door. They often require us to show a masculine resolve, to display determination and strength, and  to  hide  doubts  and  vulnerability.  Rationality  rules  as  king, while  the  emotional,  intuitive,  and  spiritual  parts  of  ourselves often  feel  unwelcome,  out  of  place.  Teal  Organizations  have developed a consistent set of practices that invite us to reclaim our inner wholeness and bring all of who we are to work.

Evolutionary purpose: Teal Organizations are seen as having a life and a sense of direction of their own. Instead of trying to predict and control the future, members of the organization are invited to listen in and understand what the organization wants to become, what purpose it wants to serve.  

The Metaphor:

“… the organisation is a living organism or living system.” 

Which is distinguished from the more common metaphors of the past and present, with the organisation as a ‘machine’ or ‘family’.

Further information, resources and social media networks can be found at http://www.reinventingorganizations.com/ and https://www.enliveningedge.org/.

We have some aspects of the Teal Organisation model already in place or visioned. There is a sufficient amount of it there to support us in building the business. And little enough of it so there is room for the early staff members to build a culture, structure and practices that are uniquely ours and able to adapt organically as the business evolves.