Our Work

Enlivening Edge is an international community of collaborators and Partners drawn together by a shared purpose—to nourish the growing ecosystem of Next-Stage (Teal) organizations. We are interwoven in a global vanguard of people and organizations transforming their workplaces for the benefit of all.

Inspired by Frederic Laloux’s book Reinventing Organizations, Enlivening Edge was launched in 2015. It was born through the hands, hearts, and minds of a small but passionate crew and a small seed fund provided by Future Considerations.

The original idea was to create an online publication through which people and organizations by sharing their stories could discover each other, learn about and contact each other, and begin to learn from and collaborate with one another.

The current formal statement of EE’s evolutionary purpose is

Boosting the emergent collective intelligence, consciousness, and impact of the ecosystem of next-stage organizations and initiatives, until they become the new mainstream of organizing work.

We do that primarily by enabling connections among people and organizations. People with enough connections tend to realize they are part of a social ecosystem, a “whole” with its own collective intelligence. The synergies made possible by the parts functioning with the intelligence of a whole are creating powerful movements that transform individuals, organizations, societal sectors, and we hope, the world.

With such a large-scale purpose, the original idea of a “newsletter” morphed in ways we couldn’t imagine—touching and inspiring thousands of people across the world through our four primary services and other projects.

Our four primary ways of helping people find and contact others who are co-creating the next stage of consciousness in organizations include three of the petals of the sunflower image below: EE Community Conversations, EE Facebook Community, and EE Magazine, plus our Calendar page.

Our community of volunteers is vibrant, warm, and forward-leaning. If you feel aligned with who we are, what we do, and why we do it, here are some ways to get involved.

If you have any immediate questions, our Frequently Asked Questions might be able to answer them.

Please contact us if you would like to have a personal conversation.

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