An Optimistic Future – Interview with Frederic Laloux + Free Team Tool Offer

By Simon Confino for Enlivening Edge Magazine

Way before lockdown, and soon after launching, I had the good fortune to spend time with Frederic Laloux and his family at their home, an ecovillage in Ithaca, in upstate New York.

We had a wonderful time together, and I was able to record five conversations which we’ve edited into short 5-minute bites.

We covered

  • The myth of happiness at work
  • Deep Meaning and Purpose
  • Personal power and Influence
  • Creating a healthy organisational culture

In our final recording we imagined an optimistic future. One built on a healthy human-centred organisational culture. It is fascinating.

The whole notion of organisation and competition starts to break down when we place our deep humanity at the core; “boundaries become more blurry, competitors morph together to form new entities….they become a fluid constellation of elements working towards a shared ‘healing’ purpose.” F.L.

Our economic system and consumption patterns change. “The less you need to fill the void with stuff.” F.L. People are less manipulated by fear. They make wiser, more life-affirming choices.

Have a listen to this, the final recording, on An Optimistic Future

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