Enlivening Edge is an international community of collaborators and Partners drawn together by a shared purpose—to nourish the growing ecosystem of Next-Stage (including 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:
Essence: Nourishing the conscious evolution of people, organizations, and social systems.
Blessing: Weaving people, knowledge, and inspiration to strengthen the ecosystem of next-stage movements.
Mission: 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 catalyzing connections among people and organizations who are co-creating the next stage of consciousness in 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 from time to time.
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* This 3-part format for a purpose statement is described in the book True Purpose by Tim Kelley.