Cecile Green

The importance of considering the human relationships in your business structure.

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!

Streamed live March 11, 2016

About Cecile Green

Cecile GreenCecile Green is a visionary, entrepreneur, experiential philosopher, and farmer, with a passion for assisting mission-driven organizations achieve their visions. As an integral scholar, practitioner, and lifelong learner, she holds a B.S. in Community Supported Agricultural Systems and has over two decades of experience in entrepreneurial environments. She has participated in nearly a dozen organizational launches and built, from the ground up, four successful businesses.

As the innovator of a cutting-edge, rapid culture change tool kit, Collab™, which effectively converts all kinds of organizational challenges into fuel for the organization, she has been researching and experimenting with questions of power, systems of decision-making, and efficient operations for over 20 years in both academic and experiential arenas. She provides training and facilitation in Collab™ to mission-driven organizations from hospitals to colleges, small business to nonprofits. Cecile is the author of the book Collaboration that Works: A Ruthlessly Practical Handbook for a Generative World, a training manual which summarizes her research and introduces these tools for practical application in organizations. Cecile is a compelling and engaging speaker and has presented at conferences small and large from the Integral Theory Conference 2013 to Senator Leahy’s Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference.