We are vocal about different ways to motivate and organize people, but what does that mean? What are the better ways and how do we get there? It’s about time to make it clearer.
There are many organizational theories trying to promote and implement new ideas to motivate and organize people (Teal Organizations, Organization 2.0, 21st Century Organization and many others). Although they have different names, they all share three main characteristics that define how they are proposing to implement new ways to motivate and organize people.
In this post, we want to focus on those characteristics. Theoretically, one can break apart those characteristics as we did below, but in reality, those three are all one whole, since they are all part of one change and they depend on each other for this change to take place.
In each 5th generation organization, you’ll find the following characteristics: distribution of authority and decision making, wholeness and purpose.
1. Distribution of authority and decision making: Vision, strategy and tactical decisions should
2. Wholeness: This concept has two aspects. Individuals in the team understand that they are part of a group, and this group is a part of a bigger group and so on. What’s important is that everyone understands they are part of one “whole” and in order for this “whole” to operate correctly, everyone needs to perform well in coordination and understanding that they are part of one group.
The second aspect is the realization that the “whole”
3. Purpose: The entire group and each element in the group has a meaningful purpose that drives their work. The purpose is not to make money or generate revenue;
Our mission is to create a platform and technologies to support people and organizations that are exploring this direction or are in the middle of implementing a transition to a 5th generation organization. We would like to collect and publish different concepts, implementations and best practices on how to turn those characteristics into reality. We want to help others successfully start this journey.