Encoding the Legal, Financial and Social Foundations for Teal Organizations
Rapidly changing business environments reward organizational agility, which prompts a move to decentralized decision making. Emerging Teal models of self-organization like Holacracy distribute authority across the organization while aligning the work with an overarching purpose.
But too often the employer/employee divide still persists as a refuge for personal power holding. Encode.org 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.
With its groundbreaking work encode.org is deeply aligned with the fundamental Teal principles of self-management, wholeness and evolutionary purpose as described by Frederic Laloux in “Reinventing Organizations”. 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.
Tom Thomison, co-founder and partner of encode.org and HolacracyOne, will share encode.org’s genesis from evolutionary tensions emerging from successful implementations of Holacracy and how encode.org addresses them within its new framework to go beyond employment and liberate purposeful work.