Purpose Agents as Allies of Evolution
How to Work, Earn, and Live For Purpose
Christiane Seuhs-Schoeller is an international Business Consultant, among the first people who deeply engaged to bring Holacracy to Europe. She is working towards what is needed next: the For-Purpose Enterprise. She will present at IEC 2018 Allies of Evolution: How to Work, Earn and Live for Purpose as a keynote speaker on Wednesday, 23rd 16:00-17:30 in room Toscana (Main) and Purpose Agents as Allies of Evolution on Thursday, 24th 17:30-18:00 in room Marabella I.
One important marker of evolution is directionality: it is going somewhere. It seems to follow some deeper purpose. Evolution pulls the New World of Work towards expressing the principles of purpose, autonomy, dynamism, holarchy, and transparency.
Organizations are the most powerful entities on the planet. These days we are called to transcend the focus on the profit vs non-profit distinction and rather ask, whether an organization follows a true, evolutionary purpose or rather a counterfeit ‘purpose’ of money making: is it a ‘for-purpose’ or ‘not-for-purpose’ organization?
The For-Purpose Enterprise is an example of how to radically reinvent and structure the work, the legal agreements and the people side of the street – for Purpose, for evolution.
Sensing into and expressing evolutionary purpose requires a new type of worker. We call it the “Purpose Agent”. By working, earning and living for purpose within these new structures Purpose Agents become true Allies of Evolution.
Always driven by pioneering the new, Christiane has been an entrepreneur for almost 30 years and an international Business Consultant for two decades. She is among the first people who deeply engaged to bring Holacracy to Europe. Learning from the experience of what it means to make such a fundamental shift, both for organizations and for people, Christiane today is a partner at encode.org, working towards what is needed next: the For-Purpose Enterprise.