During the last centuries, we have fallen prey of a neoliberal myth of unbounded individualism and social Darwinism. We have become happy slaves of our own limited narrative and got trapped in a system of consumerism and dehumanization. Our economy is failing to enable shared and sustainable prosperity and devastating our planet, whilst modern feudal lords have amassed money, power and control.

Time has come for revolutionary change. We must collectively re-embrace a humanist purpose. We must rebuild our organisations with virtues and wisdom, courage and compassion - and with the best of knowledge, practices and insights. But above all, we need to learn how to become the conscious and caring leaders humanity needs.

The challenge will be tough. We must break out of the vicious cycles of our exploitative bureaucracies and holistically rethink organisations to end the waste of human potential and aliveness.

We must overcome the mid-live crisis of selfish and materialistic leadership. Together, we must stop the suffering! 

“The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the peole who are evil;
but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” Albert Einstein

Why now?

For decades, leaders have been trying to fix the mess they have created. Despite numerous initiatives, from Human Potential to Agility, the suffering, inequality and damaging of our planet appears to continue. We believe it is time for a new approach. The “anything goes” narrative of our postmodern world cannot be uphold. Our economy is not separate from society. Our life is not separate from work. We need to re-learn to put humanity first and craft “good organisations” that stop our suffering and enable human flourishing.


Postscript: The single purple flower superimposed on the "flower of life" is meant to symbolise how individual and collective flourishing are intertwined, and how as humans we can only truly live our individuality in a caring and compassionate togetherness. Purple is the colour of spirituality and nobility

We believe today's world is complex and defies simple answers. Unsurprisingly, recipes for improvement are often fragmented, siloed and not evidence-based. At the same time, change-ready practitioners require credible advice to reform their organisations and societal change needs a common narrative to scale. Hence, our approach is threefold: 1) We intend to enable a global community and dialogue among inspirational freethinkers, to hold and explore the critical questions of our organisations today. 2) We then will seek to harvest, integrate and crystallize the thinking into an evolving theory of "good organisations" to be validated with interested researchers. 3) Finally, we will write up what we have learned - preferably in an easily digestible format with a compelling narrative of hope. And share our inspirations in a “Salon” of humanistic leaders who are willing to make a positive difference in their organisations

What is a "Good" organisation? And what is stopping our organisations to be good in our current economic system? How do we change the context, especially if we assume that CSR (and similar initiatives) are not really working? How can organisations operationalise "goodness"? What are the most important levers, practices and initiatives to enable flourishing and foster moral and responsible acting? What are the most devastating organisational practices which should be abolished right away? How can we measure goodness? From which organisations could we learn about goodness ? What does it mean for leadership? And how can we foster a movement of change that accelerates organisational and societal transformation?

This website is intended to become a “living” hub to nurture and co-evolve our thinking - hopefully, we can bring business, psychology, sociology and philosophy a little closer, and all together make a positive difference. Please contact us, participate in our upcoming events, come to our salon, join our movement - or the many other movements we highlight on these pages. Thank you for being part of the community!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created dependent—on each other, our earth, and its climate—endowed with the inalienable responsibility to maintain justice, liberty, and affiliation for all.”  Henry Mintzberg

10
Oct, 21
EUDAIMOCRACY - ALIVE THROUGH WORK
China Organisational Evolution Conference 2021
FREE
PER TICKET
29
Jul, 21
Management for Radicals Ep. 3
Is there still merit in meritocracy? Join the debate!
FREE
PER TICKET
27
Jul, 21
How Can Leaders Craft a Good Transformation
Are you a good leader? And are you leading good organizations? What is the relationship between doing good, being good and profits? In a world where 80% of employees feel disengaged and many don’t trust their leaders, how can leaders drive positive and lasting change?
FREE
PER TICKET
21
Jul, 2021
KNIGHTS OF CHANGE REVOLUTIONARY CAFE'
An open space for radical dialogue about individual and organisational transformation, and to connect changemakers everywhere.
FREE
Per Ticket
20
Jul, 2021
Global Skills day
A worldwide celebration of human skills, envisioning an inclusive future of work and learning. 100 speakers from around the globe
FREE
Per Ticket

Ultimately, “nothing but the courage and unselfishness of individuals is ever going to make any system work properly… You cannot make man good by law, and without good men you cannot have a good society” (Clive Lewis)

Antoinette Weibel

President at the Institute for Work and Employment Research University of St. Gallen, Professor for HRM and Organization Transformation, Outgoing President of FINT (International Network of Trust Researchers), Executive Board Member of the Swiss Academy of Social Sciences and the Humanities. Passionate researcher and teacher in the fields of trust within and across organizations and hr/org practices leading to human thriving.

A REBELLIOUS PROFESSOR & A BUSINESS INSURGENT

We are both passionate about developing organisations that are good for the people inside them, as well as good for the wider ecosystem. In our respective professional life we have tried to make a positive difference for several decades, and we feel it is time to bring together lessons learned - across academia and business, and across disciplines like philosophy, psychology, management science, sociology, anthropology, neuroscience. Our aim is to enable a global dialogue about how to craft good organisations and create a movement for positive change, to build back better.

Otti Vogt

Disruptive thinker, amateur poet, unacknowledged internet entrepreneur and passionate global C-level transformation leader with over 20 years of experience in implementing strategic business change in multi-cultural, complex organisations and in building global high performing teams to deliver sustainable shareholder value and happiness@work

A REBELLIOUS PROFESSOR & A BUSINESS INSURGENT

We are both passionate about developing organisations that are good for the people inside them, as well as good for the wider ecosystem. In our respective professional life we have tried to make a positive difference for several decades, and we feel it is time to bring together lessons learned - across academia and business, and across disciplines like philosophy, psychology, management science, sociology, anthropology, neuroscience. Our aim is to enable a global dialogue about how to craft good organisations and create a movement for positive change, to build back better.

Antoinette Weibel

President at the Institute for Work and Employment Research University of St. Gallen, Professor for HRM and Organization Transformation, Outgoing President of FINT (International Network of Trust Researchers), Executive Board Member of the Swiss Academy of Social Sciences and the Humanities. Passionate researcher and teacher in the fields of trust within and across organizations and hr/org practices leading to human thriving.

Otti Vogt

Disruptive thinker, amateur poet, unacknowledged internet entrepreneur and passionate global C-level transformation leader with over 20 years of experience in implementing strategic business change in multi-cultural, complex organisations and in building global high performing teams to deliver sustainable shareholder value and happiness@work

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” - William James

A group of thought leaders who will guide the evolution of the book and ensure a wider Trans-disciplinary dialogue is generated, across business and society.

Guido Palazzo
Professor BUSINESS ETHICS

Guido Palazzo

DINA MATTA
CORPORATE EXECUTIVE

DINA MATTA

JULIE ARSENAULT
STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT

julie arsenault

CELINE MULLINS
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT

celine mullins

EMANUELE QUINTARELLI
ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEADER

emanuele quintarelli

ALICIA HENNIG
LECTURER BUSINESS ETHICS

alicia hennig

SERGIO CAREDDA
CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

sergio caredda

PAUL BARNETT
CORPORATE PHILOSOPHER

PAUL BARNETT

GORANA SANDRIC
EXECUTIVE HR LEADER

GORANA SANDRIC

MARTIN KOLMAR
PROFESSOR ECONOMICS

MARTIN KOLMAR

A Truly Trans-disciplinary Approach

We strongly believe that our exploration must integrate diverse disciplines in order to generate true insights and have impact - like politics, economics, philosophy, psychology, management science, neuroscience, sociology and anthropology, complexity and system thinking, just to name a few. And we need to bring together academics, consultants and coaches, and experienced practitioners. In case you are interested in joining the group, just send us a note via our contact form below.
CRM form will load here

JOIN OUR QUEST

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE PROJECT, KNOW OF ANY RELEVANT RESOURCES OR RESEARCH OR ORGANISATIONS, OR WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE IN ANY WAY PLEASE JUST SEND US A MESSAGE

(YOUR EMAIL WILL NEVER BE DISCLOSED OR USED FOR OTHER PURPOSES)

Download the Project Leaflet