Frederic Laloux is a Belgian author and a former McKinsey Consultant. Technology will be faster and smaller, able to run more and more of our daily lives, and it probably won't be in some old shoe box in an office, tying you to a physical location. Successful Green companies maintain a careful balance: taming the traditional hierarchy through constant investment in training and culture; reminding leaders and managers to wield their power carefully; and raising the skills of people on the front lines. Those results come, in part, from increased innovation, which is a proven result of a more diverse workforce. I borrow his color scheme as a convenient way to name the successive stages of management evolution (see Exhibit 1). strategy-business.com/strategy_and_leadership, The road to successful change is lined with trade-offs, Empathy: The glue we need to fix a fractured world, Virtual reality creates a new environment for employee training, PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook, Ellen Langer on the value of mindfulness in business, Ellen Langer on the Value of Mindfulness in Business, Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired  by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness, Use social design to help your distributed team self-organize, Why you should apply design thinking to the employee experience, Top shelf picks: Best Business Books 2020, Stepping forward: Connecting today’s youth to the digital future, COVID-19 places a heightened emphasis on mental health, “Telehealth for all” could be the answer to healthcare reform, Using culture to offer more customer-centric healthcare. Entertainment and media companies are building business models that are resilient to the enduring changes in consumer behavior ushered in by COVID-19. Teal organizations base their strategies on what they sense the world is asking from them. A recent research from Gallup, for example,  mentioned how the levels of engagement of employees are extremely low, particularly in larger companies. Owners of the organization must also understand and embrace Teal world views. Ownership. © copyright 2020 - IntelligentHQ proudly powered by, Introducing SingularityDAO: The Unique Layer 2 Noncustodial DeFi Solution From SingularityNET, New Verification Method: TNC Introduces Proof-Of-Merger For The 2nd Batch Of…, How AI has Altered the Course of Online Gaming. The transition to Orange brought a new prevailing metaphor. According to the authors, certain leaders are starting to work towards the stage beyond green, which is teal, in their leadership. An Amber leader asks, How can I use it to enforce the status quo? Further, it applies not just to the powerless at the bottom of the hierarchy. His actual answer was much humbler: Why should he, rather than the system itself, decide if this was a wise thing to do? As much as I would like to believe this is possible, my hopes are not high. None of the Teal companies I have identified have the scale of the largest Orange companies (such as Walmart) or Green ones (such as Southwest Airlines). These companies, according to Laloux, are operating  at or near the TEAL stage of consciousness. The story line of evolution in this article, and the use of colors to describe stages, draws on the work of several thinkers, including Clare Graves, Ken Wilber, Jenny Wade, Don Beck, Robert Kegan, and Jane Loevenger. Do what’s right and you will be rewarded, in this life or the next. He accepts all invitations from competitors to explain his methods, and acts as an advisor for two direct competitors without compensation. Historically, this perspective inspired the fights for the abolition of slavery, and for gender equality, and today it helps combat racism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination. In the past, with every change in consciousness (from Red to Amber to Orange and to Green), more powerful and life-enhancing forms of management have emerged.