Modern organizations seem to be stuck in an outdated system. Employees become demotivated, entrepreneurs are looking for a different kind of management, and conventionally trusted models fail. Deep inside, we long for soulful workplaces, for authenticity, community, passion, and purpose. The solution, according to many progressive scholars, lies with more enlightened management. But reality shows that this is not enough. We need more enlightened leaders, but we need something more: enlightened organizational structures and practices. But is there even such a thing? Can we conceive of enlightened organizations?
‘Reinventing Organizations” (Laloux, 2015) provides an answer. The book shows how we are at the beginning of a new era. It shows significant breakthroughs that contribute to a deeper satisfaction for management, employees and customers. How do you get back into your work and your personal authenticity? What can you achieve by working with a common and widely accepted goal? Can organizations go back to operating in a more simple way?
With multiple practical and inspiring testimonials ‘Reinventing Organizations’ offers a window on the organization of the future. The pioneering organizations researched for this book have already “cracked the code.” Their founders have fundamentally questioned every aspect of management and have come up with entirely new organizational methods. Even though they operate in very different industries and geographies and did not know of each other’s experiments, the structures and practices they have developed are remarkably similar. A new organizational model seems to be emerging, on the way to a soulful revolution in the workplace. ‘Reinventing Organizations’ describes in practical detail how organizations, both large and small, can operate in this new paradigm.