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We are constantly developing our Good Work theory further. Interest from researchers and others is highly welcome!


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!

Recent Updates On Our Good Organisations Inquiry & Theory

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2021 China Organisational Evolution Forum
Teal Around the World
Why TEAL is WRONG. Utopia for Corporate Realists
HR Congress
Talking About a Fifth Revolution
Eco-Leadership Institute
Wisdom in leadership - INITIAL reflections
HR Congress World Summit 2022
Leaders for Humanity and The Future of Work


At the global "Teal Summit" 2022 we present our latest thinking about a new theory of Good Organisations. At its core is a new purpose for better business: "GoodOrganisations seek to develop our highest human potential in support of the good life and sustainable prosperity of all – carefully developing organisational routines that enable meaningful work, generative and co-elevating communities, sustainable products & services."


At Simon Western's Eco-Leadership Institute we briefly present our current thinking about a new theory of leadership development, focused on practical wisdom. We seek to integrate traditional skill development, psychodynamics and cognitive development, as well as moral development.

KPMG Board Leadership News 01/2022: The Scientific View. Stop The Suffering: “Good Organizations” Wanted

We have formulated initial hypotheses about “Good Organisations” and “Good Leadership”, building on many of the discussions during our Leaders of Humanity Season 1 interviews.Some of our thinking was picked up by others, including Haufe Group and KPMG.

We are constantly developing our Good Work theory further. Interest from researchers and others is highly welcome!

PhD Research Projects

Our Research Projects

Good Organisation index

We are developing an index to support the measurement, comparison, development and certification of good organisations. We are inspired by initiatives like ECG and bCorp. You can read more about some comparisons of existing rankings in our blog (Economy section).

Contact: Silvio Christoffel

Virtuous and wise leadership

We are actively researching about ethical and responsible leadership development. A lot has been written about ethical leadership, but mostly the concept remains people-centric and ignores the necessity to interact with a wider social and institutional system, and to develop leadership as a systemic capacity.

Contact: Sara Fontanet

Good Organisation manifesto

More to come soon

good organisation toolkit and coaching

More to come soon

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.

We are currently working on the first version of a practical toolkit for leaders to develop themselves and their organisations for good. Watch this space for further updates.

Tools for Students of Leadership

THe Good leadership society top 100 best books

Based on a panel of experts, and feedback from the community, we regularly select the 100 most compelling leadership books. Our intention is to provide a list of inspirational readings that can deepen a critical understanding of leadership related topics, in five categories

  • Moral philosophy and business ethics
  • Good Economy
  • Development of Good Organisations
  • Good Leadership Development
  • Business Transformation

Leaders for Humanity Series

"Leading for good"

Today's world is complex and defies simple answers. In order to progress, we need to reflect and explore, unlearn and rediscover, and engage with our heads, hearts, hands and souls. Together, we need to learn how to become the conscious and caring leaders humanity needs.

In our interview series “Leaders for Humanity” we plan to ask global thought leaders three simple questions: a) What is Good?, b) What is a Good Organisation?, c) How can we become Good, individually and collectively? Our hope is that, over time, these dialogues will help to shape and guide our evolving narrative. And we are extremely proud to present you an exceptional group of thought leaders in our "second Season"!

For each interview you will find pre-readings and transcripts, pointers to further work, and our notes. Hopefully you will enjoy the sessions as much as we do!

Never miss an interview! Just go to YouTube and subscribe to our Good Organisations channel for all upcoming interviews and all our new videos!

We are constantly developing our Good Work theory further. Interest from researchers and others is highly welcome!

Other Conferences, Interviews and Podcasts

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

Never miss out on new videos and interviews! Just go to YouTube and subscribe to our Good Organisations channel for all upcoming interviews and all our new videos!
CoachingOurselves Fireside Chat
A stimulating conversation with PhilLeNir
Coaching Ourselves: Fireside Chat on Good Organisations
Being Human
Conversation with Richard Atherton
Sparking the Virtue Revolution
Erno HanninkShow #327
Finding Good Companies
Living Room Conversations
Conversation between Rhea and Antoinette
Tackling the Elephant of Performance Management
HR Congress
We are not leaders. because we rule. We are leaders, because we truly care.
Talking About a Fifth Revolution
ING Interview
Otti Vogt leaves ING after 5 years as COO to help building back better
Otti Vogt leavING ING
Trust Rocks
Management for Radicals
Conversation with Michele Zanini and Otti Vogt
Management for Radicals
A Dream
Discussion with Daniela Fehring
What World Would you Like to Live in 2030?
leadershape podcast
The Fifth Revolution
Oracle Swiss Event
The Robots, HR and Ethical Challenges
my talk starts at minute 8 - and you will hear something about the Borgs and Trust...
Self-Leadership Couch
Gespräch mit Kollektiv Y
Gute Arbeit in guten Organisationen

Case Studies Wanted: if you have suggestions for good organisations, or good leaders - or if you have come across relevant ratings and rankings, or are reasearcher in an adjacent area - please get in touch via our contact form!