• Troels Lund
The purpose of this master’s thesis has been to explore recent forms of organ-izing for human engagement, here termed “organized communities”. The aim has been to provide a better understanding of how organizing for human en-gagement can be accomplished. For this research, a sensitizing framework regarding organizing as a problem-solving process resulting in a configura-tion of five organizational subsystems has been developed and applied. Through document analysis of the four cases – sociotechnical systems, soci-ocracy, Holacracy, and teal organizations – and empirical research into the operation of these cases in practice, a coherent synthesis of the fundamental characteristics of the organized community were developed. These were found to be a driving purpose, a worldview of wholeness, a committed com-munity, self-management, do’ocracy, formalized collaboration, evolutionary development, and radical transparency. Additionally, possible factors for the emergence of organized community forms of organizing has been identified along with the potential impact of organized community forms of organizing.
Publication dateJun 2020
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