Next Stage of Consciousness in Organizations
"This is truly pioneering work. In terms of integral sophistication, there is simply nothing like it out there." - Ken Wilber (from the foreword in this book). An amazing book. It shows that love is speaking more and more through people and organizations. Frederic Laloux first takes a a sweeping evolutionary and historical view. He explains how every time humanity has shifted to a new stage of consciousness. Part 2 of the book can be read as an attractive practical handbook. Using stories from real-life case examples (businesses and nonprofits, schools and hospitals) that explain us new, soulful ways to run organizations. Bye Bye pyramids. Instead are no job descriptions, no targets, hardly any budgets. In their place come many practices that create extraordinarily productive and purposeful organizations. Laloux also explains which are the conditions for these new organizations to thrive.
Most books on organizations are written for people hoping to find the secret key to gaining market share, beating competition and increasing profits. They offer advice on how to better play the game of success within the current management paradigm. "Reinventing Organizations" comes from a different place. It is written as a handbook for people (founders of organizations, leaders, coaches, and advisors) who sense that something is broken in the way we run organizations today and who feel deeply that more must be possible… but wonder how to do it.