Denmark Technical University DTU

Egon Loke, DTU

IT department of 45 people, embedded in a typical hierarchical IT organization of 190 employees, delivering IT-services and software development to the Universities 6000 employees and 12000 students.
The past 18 months, we have been implementing TEAL and sociocratic principles and culture. We do this slowly, cooperatively and by using hierarchy to destroy hierarchy. We are working with creating and maintaining a critical mass of change-energy, dealing with deep and powerful hierarchic behavioral pulls and undercurrents that affect behaviour, dealing with stories and emotions, implementing (circle)structure and governance, and in general, trying to experiment our way with TEAL/Sociocracy in a large classic hierarchical (public) organization.

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Further SoFA Reading

How could Sociocracy help us reinvent our world in a context of complexity?

How could Sociocracy help us reinvent our world in a context of complexity?

Never had there been so much complexity in our world, even before Corona. Running organisations was proving increasingly difficult due to the complexity they were operating under. Partly this was because the methods we were using were never designed to run organisations in complexity. Leadership in complexity requires a completely different set of tools from conventional leadership. VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) also demands a completely different mindset.