We are disconnected from our communities and disengaged at work at alarming rates. Our society brought us tremendous benefits along with a world of dysfunction. We have increasingly built our systems of governance, education, and work on ideologies on the premise that we are rational beings.
Our rational systems cause us to lose touch with what we are and what motivates us. To make people work, we resorted to using force causing tremendous dysfunction and suffering.
It’s unsustainable to continue working in a system built on force.
Our systems are squeezing the life out of everything.
We believe humanity needs a radical transformation of how we view nature, ourselves and our purpose. We seek to move towards a paradigm where we unleash our desire to collaborate and make a collective impact.
A Manifesto for The Future of Work
We recognize we are part of nature and are wholly interdependent with it. Our bodies, feelings and innate needs are our nature.
We are reclaiming our autonomy by breaking free of the boxes of our own making. We seek freedom from the force paradigm that limits us.
We are reconnecting with our innate needs to live life with Radical Purpose. Purpose is not a target outside us, but a path inside which we can learn to follow.
We leverage our collective intelligence to bring about new ways of being, working and collaborating by openly sharing and honoring needs.
We were born to come together and make a purposeful impact on the world. Collectively there is nothing we cannot change.
Radical Purpose is the emergent sense of purpose that arises from sensing, responding, and embracing our life needs and those of others.
Abraham Maslow defined the Hierarchy of Needs nearly 80 years ago. We felt it was time to create a new framework that captures the dynamic nature of human needs as they are understood today. The Radical Purpose Dynamic is not a hierarchy, but a set of 5 interdependent life needs that guide human motivation and behavior — Being, Meaning, Impacting, Belonging, and Becoming.
The Radical Purpose framework describes needs in a way that is insightful and actionable.
Take the Radical Purpose Profile assessment to learn your unique Needs Profile.
You can also check out the Needs and Feelings Inventory to better understand needs.
Collaboration is a fundamental part of the future of work. When we remove the force paradigm, it becomes clear we need new ways of seeing and interacting with each other. The new world of collaboration requires that we co-create new tools.
We are co-creating an open-source Collaborative Operating Agreement to encourage and facilitate the development of new collaboratives.
We have also co-created the Radical Collaborative Canvas as a way to help teams come together, meet their needs and make a collective impact.
So many people are sick and tired of work. The type of meaningless work they have no choice but to do. There are endless reasons why people hate their jobs. Some hate the hours, the commute, the boss; for others, it’s the dead-end position, and for others, it’s the heartless corporate employer. It's time we see it for what it is.
Mary Parker Follett, Management Consultant
Viktor Frankl, Psychologist
Albert Einstein, Physicist
Abraham Maslow, Psychologist
Antonio Damasio, Neuroscientist
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