Our world faces many challenges today — problems that are often magnified by industrial age structures and cultures within our organisations. At the same time, communities, networks, co-operatives, and bold companies are innovating with how to co-operate and coordinate, exchange value, do work, and create impact. They are breaking the binary between company and customer, internal and external, manager and employee.
This participatory session will give an introduction and overview of alternative organisational models being developed and practiced around the world. It will explore concepts and examples, such as purpose-driven and Teal organisations, platform co-operatives and decentralised autonomous organisations.
Francesca Pick is an internationally recognized ecosystem builder and thought leader on distributed, participatory work. As co-founder of Greaterthan and member of global communities Enspiral and Ouishare, she works as a collaboration catalyst, facilitator and organization designer on topics such as participatory governance, self-management, collaborative decision-making and budgeting. She authored the chapter Welcome to the Age of Participation in Enspiral’s book Better Work Together (2019).