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Summary

The Kairos Project is delghted to offer an experiential workshop on the principles outlined in Frederick Laloux’s book Re-Inventing Organisations. So far this year, we have held 3 workshop in London, with the next due to take place in March 2020.

The idea is to bring alive the main tenet of the book – that organisations change as human consciousness evolves. This concept is not new. It is part of a body of work known as Spiral Dynamics.

What is new is the documentation and understanding of a whole new group of organisations that defy the normal hierarchy paradigm and live three common principles. These organisations are

  • Self Organising,
  • Striving for Wholeness with respect and
  • Understanding their Evolutionary Purpose

In Spiral Dynamics, these are known as Teal Organisations.

Reinventing Organisations Workshop 2018 participants

Purpose & Desire

Many people have read Laloux’s book and we are hearing that many of you would like to continue your learning and re-immerse yourselves in his work and theories; the book was inspirational but what next? Our desire is that you:

  1. get clear on how these new ways of thinking about organisations apply to your work
  2. get out of the academics of the work and into an experiential workshop that has you feel, not think, deeply about what “evolutionary purpose”, “self organising” and “wholeness” actually mean.
  3. get a vivid understanding of where you and your organisation sit in the Spiral Dynamics model
  4. come away with new ideas and next steps for your organisation.
  5. have fun

The Reinventing Workshop

This is a dynamic workshop that allows us to experience the evolutionary stages in organisations, complemented by a powerful and entertaining self-diagnosis of people and your organisation.

The workshop integrates the knowledge in Laloux’s book, body activities, live music, self-observation and co-learning.

Tools included:

  • Spiral Dynamic’s distinctions
  • Dynamics to replicate in different contexts
  • Storytelling
  • Summary of the model and exploration questions at different levels of intervention (people/organisations)

 

This workshop is for:

People who are interested and inspired by the current evolution in working practices; people who want a space to further their thinking on what it means to be a teal organisation, and what it means to embrace self management , wholeness and evolutionary purpose as norm; people who understand the thinking, have read the books, get the theories but would like an experience to embolden them to take action and start making changes.

Reinventing Organisations Workshop 2018 participants

Reinventing Organisations Workshop April 2019

Testimonies

‘Powerful and thought provoking. A great day with a fantastic unit of people.

Very well facilitated.’

It was thought-provoking and a visceral experience! It was really impressive to see the collective energy of the people in the room ’

Jamie Cooke

Chief Of Staff EMEA, Discovery

“Fantastic, the steps and physical / feeling process you go through is special

Charlotte Williams

VP People and Culture , Discovery

A fun supportive space to explore what it feels like to really embody the different organisation types and to consider how to bring them to our own life in a practical way’

“Once in a while, you owe it to yourself to stop, breathe, reflect on what you’re doing and recharge yourself and your organisation spiritually. This course offers precisely that. And a lot of fun! If you like the book, you will love the training because it helps you properly digest it and figure outs what’s next.

Laura S

We Move Europe.

Life-affirming, thought-provoking and challenging. If you work in or with an organisation: do it.’

Philippa Knott

Policy Manager, Blagrave Trust

Next UK Workshop

DATE AND TIME
27th March, 2020
9:00 – 17:00 Doors open at 8.30am

LOCATION

Hawkwood College

 West of England (Stroud near Cheltenham and Gloucester)

90 minutes from London Paddington

Reserve your place now – TICKETS

If you would like to attend this event but genuinely can not afford a full price ticket, we are offering a reduced priced ticket. To obtain an access code, please contact: [email protected]

The workshop will include a video welcome from Mr. Laloux who is a friend of The Kairos Project.

More information

This is an experiential workshop focused on experiencing in a dynamic and entertaining way the evolutionary stages in organizations, complemented with a personal and organizational self-diagnosis.

The workshop integrates the book knowledge, body activities, live music, self-observation and co-learning.

For greater insight into the workshop, or to discuss if this workshop could be suitable for you or your organisation, please feel free to contact [email protected]

About the book and its Author

Reinventing Organizations is a book whose premise is that humanity is at a new organizational threshold and a new form of organization is emerging. There have been, according to this view, at least five different organizational paradigms in human history. Could the current organizational disenchantment be a sign that civilization is overcoming the current model and preparing for the next?
 
Frederic Laloux, the author, is a Belgian consultant and coach who worked for 10 years at McKinsey & Company. Fred spent 3 years searching for organizations in the world that were working from a new paradigm according to evolutionary theory (Dynamic Spiral). The book brings to light 12 companies of different industries, cultures and sizes (over 100 and up to 40,000 employees), which are currently achieving amazing results based on self-management, fulfillment (or completeness), and a deeper sense of evolutionary purpose.
 
For those of you who haven’t read the book yet, we recommend that you view this article or the video of the talk for the launch in Chile of the Spanish version, and a graphic summary of the model.