What Is “Ownership” in Teal Organizations?

From the Reinventing Organizations community on the Discourse platform

 

A lot of questions arise in the discussions about how ownership can / needs to be redefined in a teal organization – concerning the board, the CEO, the team… What happens, when belonging becomes an inner connection and not property anymore?

Thank you for opening this thread, Monia.

For me this is a big question, what if we begin to shift from a paradigm of ownership of the world and its resources, to something else, perhaps stewardship…

What does this mean for our identity? What does it mean to hold concrete resources, our work, our lives even in trust for those who come tomorrow?

How can we integrate these questions with existing structures that hold ownership as a clear line of accountability?

What are some of the important questions to explore?

hi Kabir,

what if we begin to shift from a paradigm of ownership of the world and its resources, to something else, perhaps stewardship…

That’s a “what if” around which a robust global movement has grown, the Commons movement, which is addressing the stewardship/ownership issue, for example, here1.

I’m wondering whether a radical reinventing organizations is possible without questioning the regime of ownership that defines the finalities of the organization.

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