The Power of Wholeness


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This Labour of Love emerged as a consequence of the seeds planted in the original primary deliverable of a Teal for Startups’ White Paper initiative. It was formed by a Collaborative Community Question Harvesting exercise back in 2015. It was then carefully incubated by dedicated community members across Seven Work Streams, and voluntarily worked on by individuals. This particular section of work emerged in the form of a Blog for the benefit of the Teal for Startup Community Members with the acknowledgment of the time and effort many have invested.

What is Wholeness?

“You’re not just a drop in the ocean; you are the mighty ocean in the drop.” – Rumi

Within the context of a Level 4.0 Collective System, Wholeness is the simple but radical conviction that Collective Enterprises (Organisations) are Complex Living Organic Organisms/Ecosystems; formed through networks of fluid, evolving relationships and will best prosper when they are more deeply aligned with Human Beings’ strongest motives, which are a desire to grow, learn, serve a greater shared purpose, and do meaningful work.

Wholeness is leveraged to build community, respond quickly to opportunities, harness resources and talent both inside and outside the organization, and also to inspire, motivate, and enable people at all levels to act with freedom, agency, responsibility and accountability. Continue reading


The Power of Cooperation and Collaboration

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What is the Difference

Collaboration operates through a process in which the successful intellectual achievements of one person arouse the intellectual passions and enthusiasms of others. – Alexander von Humboldt

Coordination equates to Governance and enables, facilitates, delegates and holds the Space for the Evolutionary Purpose of an Entity. Coordination, is relationship defining interaction of the Power Structure (seat/s of power) and Power Process (flow/s of power), in short it is the Rules of Engagement. < e.g. centralized, decentralized, cooperation, collaboration.

A frequently asked question in spheres of Human-Centric Organization, those in search of more holistic, balanced and naturally aligned solutions and examples of collective interactions and productivity, is

‘What is the difference between Cooperation and Collaboration?’ Continue reading