The old business structure where the boss and his staff are almighty, and the employees have to do what they are told without really being considered as human beings with their own ideas and creative possibilities, doesn’t work any more.
That old way creates the feeling of not being heard and valued—and productivity normally decreases. There are new approaches, like Holacracy, which integrate the staff into the decision-making process, but, while this is progress, an individual is still not really considered fully—only their competence is acknowledged. All of the emotional “stuff,” when not appropriately responded to, can undermine collaboration and efficiency. It needs to be included in the way a business of the future is structured.
Cecile Green has developed such a truly integral business structure model called COLLAB, which operates in all four quadrants of Integral Theory. It is the first model where the interiors of the individual and of the group are equally considered in the business. In other words, relationships to others and to people’s internal states are considered to be of equal importance for the thriving of a business as are facts and processes.
It is not by chance that it is a WOMAN who understands that the MALE way of doing business is not enough!