What is a Teal Organization?

Spiral Dynamics and Integration Theory describe the levels of Human Consciousness. We are currently seeing the growth of a level they call Teal. Here is how that shows up in organizations.

A Teal organization transcends and integrates the existing limitations of current static organizational paradigms including Amber, Orange and Green organizations.[6] It is characterized by three breakthroughs in human collaboration, specific to this evolutionary level: self-management suggests a system based on peer relationships with no need for hierarchy, consensus, nor central command and control; wholeness is about a consistent set of practices that invite members to reclaim their inner wholeness and bring on the workplace “all of who they are”;[7] evolutionary purpose introduces a Teal organization as a living organism with a direction of its own where its members are invited to listen and take note of the purpose it wants to serve.

These breakthroughs overcome the limitations of previous organizational models in that they welcome the emotional, intuitive, and spiritual elements in lieu of the usual display of rationality, determination and strength; and concealment of doubts or vulnerability.[8]During its evolution, a Teal organization exhibits properties similar to complex adaptive systems because the interactions and relationships between its elements are nonlinear and based on few simple rules or guiding principles.

These elements learn from the past and their immediate environment and then adapt accordingly for the survival of the system.[9] A number of notable organizations around the world has adopted and operates on the Teal organization model[10] including The Morning Star Company (food processing, United States),[11] Patagonia(apparel, United States), Sounds True (media, United States), AES (energy sector, international), Buurtzorg Nederland (health care, Netherlands), ESBZ (K–12 school, Germany), Heiligenfelde (mental health hospitals, Germany), Nucor (steel manufacturing, international).

From Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teal_organisation