Next-Stage Organizations: A Transdisciplinary Case

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The essence of this transdisciplinary case study was to provide a methodological foundation and method for researching Next-Stage Organizations, as well as to explore the correlation between adult and organizational development and the efficacy of using O’Fallon’s STAGES to assess an organization. Three Founder/CEO’s from Laloux’s Reinventing Organizations completed STAGES assessments. Organizational data was gathered using Integral Methodological Pluralism and Banathy’s three lenses as a guiding framework, scored using O’Fallon’s three methods, and then thematically coded. The findings placed 2 participants at 4.0 and 1 at 5.5, with their organizations scoring at 4.0, 4.0, and 4.5, respectively. Pattern matching showed alignment with propositions of adult development, and a similar distribution of organizational scores and themes to those of the participants implies a direct relationship between the Founder/CEO development and systems of belief and those of the organization.



Eric Reynolds received his MA in Transformative Leadership from the California Institute of Integral Studies and his PhD at Saybrook University in Organizational Systems with a specialization in leadership and sustainability. As a transdisciplinary scholar of Next-Stage Organizations, and Executive Editor of Integral Leadership Review, he passionately bridges the many silos of human knowing, being, doing, and relating.