What does the Future of Work look like? What new kinds of organizations are going to emerge?
We are working to find answers to these questions through our Collaborative Project. After more than a year of work, we are proud to share the open-source Collaborative Operating Agreement.
Learn About Collaboratives
The fundamental idea behind the Collaborative, ‘no more employees’, is in itself antithetical to our current way of seeing work. The terms ‘employee’ and ‘work’ have become synonyms of one another — ‘to work’ is to be employed — nothing could be further from the truth.
Work is a natural human motivation. That’s why we have been working on a new form of organization we call a Collaborative.
The Collaborative Operating Agreement
As we create pilot Collaboratives, we have chosen to open source a sample agreement that integrates dozens of concepts, practices, and tools. The agreement has been an international effort and is currently under development in four languages: English, French, Dutch, and Brazilian Portuguese. Our work is influenced by many individuals and communities, some of which we displayed here:
Only The Beginning
These are our first steps into a new future of collaboratives. The agreement is in the form of a visual contract, which we find is fun and easy to read. Our goal is to continue to refine the sample agreement and to create example versions that suit jurisdictions around the world.
Join us to learn more about this early version of the agreement, creating new versions in your language, and serving your local jurisdiction.