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Teal Organising

We support our clients and their stakeholders to press pause, reconsider the future they want and help build the awareness and capacity to get there. Everything we do or say is an invitation to reconsider the present and to consider new futures.

Why does change happen? By Jon Freeman

Why does change happen? Fundamentals of development

Stupid question maybe? Because change just does? Does it even matter why? OK, I will ask another way. The fundamental basis of Reinventing Organizations and “Teal” is that humanity has progressed through stages of development, or “consciousness”. So why are we not still in Amber/Blue and why might Teal be coming? Because Ken Wilber says […]

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Crisis in Leadership, Jon Freeman

A crisis in organisational leadership?

While more money is spent on Leadership Development than on any other area of corporate learning: 71% of companies do not feel that their leaders are able to lead their organisations into the future. Only 18% say that their leaders are “very effective” at meeting business goals. Some of the crisis is generational, with 10,000 […]

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Teal Organisations overview workshop, July 2017

Reflections on ‘Making Teal Real’ Workshop

In a full day of study, Jon and Jackie successfully managed the hopes and fears of experienced practitioners, complete newbies … and people, like the author of this review, Richard Longman, somewhere in between. This reflection explores Richard’s own connection with Laloux’s text, and what emerged from a day spent immersed in its ideas with like-minded, curious people at […]

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Chris Clark, Future Considerations

Chris Clark

“The ability to see ourselves and our world from different perspectives is particularly necessary considering the precarious state of things in this frontier century. But like all necessary changes requiring growth, reconsideration is a courageous act. I am no stranger to the irresistible call of a Great Leap, and the trembling that comes from standing […]

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What is an Organisation really?

‘To organise’ is a verb, from which we have created a noun, ‘organisation’ but what is an organisation really? It’s not its articles of incorporation, or its buildings, or even just its people – Ralph Stacey, a leading scholar on complexity and management, argues it is the complex set of social processes and relationships interconnecting […]

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What’s next for YOUR organisation?

Do you have the sense that something in your organisation needs to change, but you don’t know what? Are you finding the world increasingly unpredictable and insecure? Perhaps you are intrigued by all the buzz about “Reinventing Organisations” but find it a bit Utopian, too easy, and not real for you or your organisation. What […]

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Meeting life where it is

Our summer newsletter opened with the sentence “‘Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous’ is the new business norm.”  So what does it take to deal with – even to thrive – in these VUCA conditions? We believe there is an ANSA to VUCA.  Agility, Non-linear thinking, Self-Organisation and Awareness.

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Don’t be naïve about the shift to teal

Frederic Laloux’s book “Reinventing Organisations”” is inspiring.  The new illustrated version puts across the key concepts with even greater simplicity.  It is truly wonderful to see how many people and organisations are feeling the pull of “next-stage organisations”. The core breakthroughs of Wholeness, Evolutionary Purpose and Self-management are also simple, elegant concepts.  But chainsaws and […]

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What are teal organisations?

When Teal meets B Corps: a match made for transformation?

What happens when you bring together leaders involved in two of the most transformational movements in business and organisations? On the 16th May 2016, in partnership with B-Lab UK, we hosted an evening to explore this question. We brought together representatives from purpose-led organisations that stand for reinventing success in business, B-Corps and those who […]

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Organisational restructures are a waste of time

“How can we successfully implement organisational restructures to meet 21st century needs?” It appears this is the question predominant for the majority of HR & Business leaders globally at present. 92%* actually. Often organisational restructures are undertaken in order to fix some perceived problem however by the time they have been analysed, planned and implemented […]

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teal organisations next stage organisations

Why should anyone care about “Teal”?

Austin Reed. BHS. The world changes. Companies that don’t change slump and die. What’s special about the changes of today? There’s an acronym for everything and the one for this is VUCA. Volatility, Unpredictability, Complexity, Ambiguity. It’s six years since IBM’s survey of 1500 top CEO’s yielded that 65% cited unpredictability as their number one […]

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Teal Overview Workshop

Making Teal Real: how to reinvent organisations Frederic Laloux introduced us to the concept and vision of “Teal” organisations with inspiring examples of what is possible. Yet his examples are widely different – large and small, manufacture and service, new-builds and long-term conversions – each with their unique journey. So although we know the “what?” […]

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