Work Different: The For-Purpose Enterprise

Rapidly changing business environments reward organizational agility, which prompts a move to decentralized decision making. Emerging models of self-organization like Holacracy distribute authority across the organization while aligning the work with an overarching purpose and digitally tracking changes in the organization’s governance in real-time.

But too often the employer/employee divide still persists as a refuge for personal power holding. pushes the decentralization of power even further by encoding new legal, financial and social agreements in the pioneering model of the „For-Purpose Enterprise“ comprised of Organization, Company, and Association. This way provides a much needed update for the legal and the people side of self-organizing the work.

We bring innovative, fair and dynamic equity models that help founders avoid the traps and tragedies of fighting over company shares later. At the same time, a new financial units model enables startups to flexibly shift between different gears, especially when capital is scarce in the beginning.

With its groundbreaking work is deeply aligned with the fundamental principles of self-management, wholeness, and evolutionary purpose. At the same time, the For-Purpose Enterprise is not just an aspiration but an actual lived reality that an increasing number of pioneering organizations are adopting and exploring in different countries and legislations.

Tom Thomison, co-founder of HolacracyOne and founding member of, will share’s beginnings from evolutionary tensions generated by successful implementations of Holacracy. Learn about how addresses these new business tensions within its new framework, allowing ventures to go beyond employment and liberate purposeful work.