Reinventing Organizations

A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness

by Frederic Laloux

Number of pages: 378

Publisher: AMACOM

BBB Library: Operations Management

ISBN: 9782960133509

About the Author

Frederic Laloux is a Mobius Coach and Consultant, works as an adviser with corporate leaders who feel called to explore fundamentally new ways of organizing. His work draws on his deep understanding of the inner workings of organizations, skills he developed during the years he spent as an international organization and strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company.


Editorial Review

The way we manage organizations seems increasingly out of date. Deep inside, we sense that more is possible. We long for soulful workplaces, for authenticity, community, passion, and purpose. In this groundbreaking book, the author shows that every time, in the past, when humanity has shifted to a new stage of consciousness, it has achieved extraordinary breakthroughs in collaboration. A new shift in consciousness is currently underway. Could it help us invent a more soulful and purposeful way to run our businesses and nonprofits, schools and hospitals? A few pioneers have already cracked the code and they show us, in practical detail, how it can be done. Leaders, founders, coaches, and consultants will find this work a joyful handbook, full of insights, examples, and inspiring stories.

Book Reviews

"This book can be used help to convince the “Command and Control” type about their need for command and control vs business success, as C&C not necessary to be successful." -Podojo

"The book describes in detail how Teal organizations work and how they can be initiated." - Harold Jarshe

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