The TEAL Model offers an opportunity to reflect and examine the current processes of an organization. The TEAL organizational model doesn’t have hierarchies like other organizations and consists of small flexible leadership groups that sustain the organizations tasks.
Frederic Laloux introduced The TEAL model as a model for organizations in 2014. He characterized previous forms of management as outdated while offering a solution based on a higher level of consciousness. The three main principles of it’s management style and human collaboration are:
- Evolutionary Purpose – each member is focused on bringing their unique purpose to the group or as Laloux states: “bring all of who they are.”
- Self-management- each leadership team and individuals in it are tasked with managing their role with minimal guidance or governance.
- Wholeness- In Laloux’s words: “Historically, organizations have always been places where people showed up wearing a mask… people often feel they have to shut out part of who they are when they dress for work in the morning…They require us to show a masculine resolve, to display determination and strength, and to hide doubts and vulnerability” and exclude the “emotional, intuitive and spiritual parts of ourselves.”