1st Edition

Self-Management, Entrepreneurial Culture, and Economy 4.0 A Contemporary Approach to Organizational Theory Development

    264 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    264 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book offers practical insight into the changing ways in which organizations operate today. Building on a groundbreaking concept of teal organizations, the book illustrates the practicality of advocating a lack of hierarchy of predetermined positions and the introduction of roles that come with clear responsibilities constantly defined according to current needs. First described by Frederic Laloux, a teal organization is a ground-breaking approach to managing organizations that is being adopted around the world, which turns everyone into a leader. This new paradigm rests on the ideas of wholeness, evolutionary purpose, employee autonomy, and self-management based on peer relationships. Its main assumption is the empowerment of the employee resulting in a change in workplace relationships and a more soulful and purposeful work environment.

    Drawing on the authors’ research across six different countries, it presents the evolution of self-management and entrepreneurial culture in the current age of Economy 4.0 and examines how the teal concept has been implemented around the world. It examines misconceptions surrounding this novel approach and diagnoses the practical problems connected with implementing it in the current uncertain times.

    It will be of value to researchers, academics, managers, and students in the fields of management and organizational studies.

    1. The concept of teal organizations in view of Economy 4.0 and Integral Theory

    Agnieszka Rzepka, Ryszard Borowiecki, Zbigniew Olesiński

    2. Components of Economy 4.0 as factors for sustainable development

    Juliusz Kotyński

    3. Digital innovation and implementation of teal attributes in Industry 4.0

    Agnieszka Rzepka, Maria Kocot, Anna Wiśniewska

    4. Role of Innovations in Development of Business Organizations

    Revaz Shengelia, Zhuzhuna Tsiklauri-Shengelia, and Natia Shengelia

    5. Teal characteristics in enterprises engaged in municipal activities

    Elżbieta Jędrych, Dariusz Klimek

    6. Necessity for dynamic business process management in Industry 4.0

    Marek Szelągowski

    7. Between teal organizations and teal business environment

    Jan Fazlagić

    8. How creativity and agility support organizations toward teal management

    Agnieszka Faron, Wojciech Maciejewski, and Katalin Formadi

    9. Inter-organization relationships on virtual level in terms of employee agility as determinant of Industry 4.0 era

    Damian Kocot, Piotr Wiench, Magdalena Maciaszczyk

    10. Transformation of leadership model as determining element for development of teal organizations

    Justyna Olędzka, Stefan Marcinkiewicz

    11. Evolution of organizational culture and structure in teal organizations

    Aneta Szymańska, Firoze Khan, and Pushpa Anant

    12. National Culture based on Hofstede 6D model and development of teal organization – comparative analysis of chosen countries

    Marta Drozdowska, Krzysztof Nowakowski, and Magdalena Kaczkowska-Serafińska

    13. Role of future work skills in light of values in teal organizations in IT sector on example of Polish IT company GroMar

    Marlena Plebańska□

    14. Selected aspects of employee reliability in teal organizations

    Ludmiła Stemplewska

    15. Knowledge creation in teal organisations

    Agnieszka Rzepka and Anna Sabat

    16. Accelerating creation of self-managing (teal) organizations through diversity and inclusion

    Elwira Gross-Gołacka

    17. Socio-economic development of countries and changes in functioning of organizations

    Marta Drozdowska, Izabela Gruszka, Dariusz Ilnicki

    18. Development opportunities and challenges for organizations striving for teal in Economy 4.0 on basis of research

    Agnieszka Rzepka, Radosław Miśkiewicz, Jakub Prachowski


    Agnieszka Rzepka is Professor at Lublin University of Technology, Poland.

    Zbigniew Olesiński is a Full Professor at Vistula University in Warsaw, Poland.

    Elżbieta Jędrych is a Professor of Management at Vistula Academy of Finance and Business, Poland.