By: Linh Pham
I first read the book “Reinventing Organization” by Frederic Laloux 2 years ago, when I had just endured a brief but painful stint of a typical office job. I was drained as another cog in the corporate machine with no clear sense of purpose in my job while at the same time exhausted to maintain a professional mask. That is why I was enthralled by Laloux’s description of a new organizational model that is more hopeful, soulful, and effective. Furthermore, I was lucky to have the chance to apply his ideas in my current job at Knowmads Hanoi; where together we build a self-organizing system that promote wholeness, empathy, and connection. The inner working of our organization is beautifully summarized by my friend and ex-teammate Anne-Laure’s article.
For the first time ever, Laloux’s transformative book is available in Vietnamese, thanks to the efforts of Officience and Saigonbooks. In order to celebrate this milestone, we at Knowmads helped organize a book launch in partnership with Officience and The Learning Hub. During the event, participants learnt about the key concepts of the book: Self-Management, Wholeness, and Evolutionary Purpose. They also had the chance to hear real life stories of the people and organizations (Officience, Knowmads, Tohe) who are applying the “Teal model” in their lives and work.
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