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OpenSpace: The Future of Work


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Thanks to everyone who came to our first OpenSpace event on the Future of Work last week. We filled the beautiful room at Lumen and mapped the impact of our work on the wider world using creative and embodied processes. From the feedback, we hear this has generated fresh insights and a few surprises! As ‘conscious disruptors’, we are glad to know the status quo is getting a little shaken or stirred! We’ll be holding another OpenSpace early in 2018, so look forward to meeting more of you who are curious about what it takes to create a next generation organisation.

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Making Teal real


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The Teal Exchange, 1-day event, 3 March 2017, London EC1.

The term ‘Teal’ to describe the corporation as a living organism was proposed by Frederic Laloux in his book, Reinventing Organizations. The color teal, along with its living organism metaphor, is seen as the next phase of organisational evolution.

This concept of an organisation as a living entity, with its aspirations of self-management, wholeness and emergent pupose has captured the mind of many corporate leaders, coaches and advisors. Indeed, many Teal-focused forums are springing up around the world, where business leaders and consultants get together to share experiences and create a better tomorrow. They are asking…

In our current climate, how does this concept become a reality?

One challenge is that the business world does not have the artifacts or language needed for such a paradigmatic shift. Many believe that the models and inspiration we seek lie not in the business space, but rather on the periphery, perhaps in unexpected disciplines and concepts, places we less often explore.

In this spirit of exploration, Agile consultant and ‘untangler’ Tobias Mayer has created a 1-day event. The Teal Exchange invites business leaders, workers and consultants into dialog with, for example, artists, poets, theologists, biologists, musicians, psychotherapists, life coaches and organisational change agents. Alison Wooding, co-founder of GenerativeWork.Space, is one of the guest speaker/facilitators on the day.

If you would like to explore the promise of Teal, come along on 3 March, London EC1 (9am-5pm). Full details can be found here on Eventbrite.