What is an evolutionary organisation?

Oct 20, 2020
Frieda Janssens

"It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself." - Charles Darwin.

This quote might have been written with 2020 in mind. People and organisations that have to deal for better and for worse, that commute between failure and success, that hesitate between inspiration and pragmatism.

The one who can adapt best is the one who, with conscious progressive insight, is able to convert his wisdom into further growth and development. In this way he himself 'makes' the evolution.

Evolutionary organisations continuously seek for what the organisation has to do in the world. They are currently responding to the necessary humanization of our society, and therefore also of the current working environment.

How do evolutionary organisations deal with this? Here are the 10 most important principles:

  1. 1. the common goal of the organisation is continuously in evolution
  2. 2. everything is connected to everything 
  3. 3. the evolutionary leader consciously inspires towards cooperation in self-management
  4. 4. the organisational structure is based on the intrinsic motivation of employees, not on the purely transactional relationship with the employer
  5. 5. the aim is to make full use of everyone's potential 
  6. 6. permanent development is based on positivity and trust 
  7. 7. authenticity is extremely important: it requires you to act and live according to your own values, both privately and professionally
  8. 8. all employees work towards a level of behaviour that keeps the ego under control
  9. 9. this way of cooperation generates energy in order to cope with greater complexity
  10. 10. decisions are conducted on equality, without the need for hierarchy or consensus

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