Frederic Laloux's Reinventing Organizations is considered by many to be the most influential management book of the last decade. It has inspired thousands of organizations throughout the world to take a radical leap and adopt a whole different set of management principles and practices.
It's also a word-of-mouth phenomenon, propelled by a deeply caring and generous community of readers. Self-published with no PR, it has already sold 800,000 copies and has been translated in numerous languages.
More about the book's unusual journey in this interview with the author.
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Part 1 of Frederic Laloux's Reinventing Organizations takes a sweeping evolutionary and historical view. It explains how every time humanity has shifted to a new stage of consciousness, it has also invented a radically more productive organizational model. Could we be facing another critical juncture today? Could we be about to make such a leap again?
Part 2 serves as a practical handbook. Using stories from real-life case examples (businesses and nonprofits, schools and hospitals), this section describes in detail how this new, soulful way to run an organization works. How are these organizations structured and how do they operate on a day-to-day basis?
(Spoiler alert: it’s not the pyramid we know. There are no job descriptions, no targets, hardly any budgets. In their place come many new and soulful practices that make for extraordinarily productive and purposeful organizations.)
Part 3 examines the conditions for these new organizations to thrive. What is needed to start an organization on this new model? Is it possible to transform existing organizations? What results can you expect at the end of the day?
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 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 that something entirely different is called for… but wonder what that might be.
(Click here to read the introduction).
"This is truly pioneering work. (...) In terms of integral sophistication, there is simply nothing like it out there."
from the Foreword
"A richly researched book.
A stimulating and inspiring read!"
"Frederic Laloux is one of the few management leaders exploring what comes next. It's deeply different."
Founder, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
"Everything you need to know about building a new paradigm organization!"
Chairman and founder of the Barrett Values Centre
A book like Reinventing Organizations only comes along once in a decade. It is the Good To Great for a more enlightened age."
Author of The Living Organization
"Frederic Laloux’s ‘Teal Organization’ could serve as the mid-wife for a new worldview that will allow humankind to consciously evolve to a level where the world works for everyone."
Futurist, author of The Great Growing Up
This is the original edition that has already sold more than 300,000 copies and has been translated into many different languages.
You can purchase the paper book from Amazon, from Barnes&Noble, Amazon's international stores, as well as through your local book store.
You can purchase the ebook here, or choose for "pay-what-feels-right".
The audiobook version is here! It's been professionally and lovingly recorded by Seamus Kennedy. For the last two years, he has been applying the ideas of the book in his own organization (a health clinic in the United States), and one can hear his personal connection to the topic throughout the recording.
To purchase and download the audiobook, click here.
Not everyone has time to devote to a dense 360-page management book.
This 150-page illustrated version conveys the main ideas of the original book and shares many of its real-life stories in a lively, engaging way. Don’t be surprised if you find it hard to put down!. Welcome to the conversation on next-stage organizations.
You can purchase the paper book at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble or in your local book store. You can purchase the ebook here or choose for "pay-what-feels-right".
For networks engaged in societal and environmental transformation
Many networks are doing fabulous work in the field of societal and environmental transformation. If you are part of such a network and feel that its members might be interested in the ideas in this book, you can contact the author to explore the possibility of giving all members access to a free e-version of the book.
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