Creating a healthy, humane world will require more than new organizational designs. It will take rethinking the nature of organizations entirely. And yet, we continue to witness war, poverty, individual acts of violence, massive social injustice, and a record pace of environmental degradation. Looking back over the past century, however, the world has indeed experienced sweeping social change. Those successful efforts were led not by individual organizations, but by movements. What might be possible, therefore, if socially minded organizations and businesses acted more like movements than organizations? And what might that look like in practice? To answer those questions, consider how we might re-define the following three factors: success, leadership, and means.
Research Professor. Director at Learning Change Project – Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
Giorgio Bertini does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from these papers, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
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