in organizations. But is that genuinely possible, or mere wishful thinking? If it turns out that it is possible to create organizations that draw out more of our human potential, then what do such organizations look like?" —Frederic Laloux
place where one’s needs being met depends on being strong and tough. The currency of the world is power. If I’m more powerful than you, I can demand that my needs are met; if you are more powerful than me, I’ll submit in the hope you will take care of me."
in line. Overall, there is no formal hierarchy and there are no job titles." "...the chief of a Red Organization must demonstrate overwhelming power and bend others to his will to stay in position. The minute his power is in doubt, someone else will attempt to topple him."
person; it is embedded in the organization and can be transmitted across generations. Any person can be replaced by another that takes over the same role in the process. Even the chief is replaceable, in an orderly succession, and Amber Organizations can therefore survive for centuries."
much of this economy based on fabricated needs is unsustainable from a nancial and ecological perspective. We have reached a stage where we often pursue growth for growth’s sake, a condition that in medical terminology would simply be called cancer."
Organizations, the company culture is paramount." "While Orange is predominant today in business and politics, Green is very present in postmodern academic thinking, in nonpro ts, and among social workers and community activists."
but also as tempting traps for the ego. In contrast with previous stages, the order is reversed: we do not pursue recognition, success, wealth, and belonging to live a good life. We pursue a life well- lived, and the consequence might just be recognition, success, wealth, and love."
up with a narrow 'professional' self and to check other parts of the self at the door ... 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."
them like soulless, clunky machines. What could organizations achieve, and what would work feel like, if we treated them like living beings, if we let them be fueled by the evolutionary power of life itself?"