A new organizational space for inclusion through the evolutionary wholeness praxis

Chang kyu Kwon, Aliki Nicolaides

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The global experience of a pandemic coupled with recent racial justice movements has opened up new opportunities for critical HRD to make positive impacts on the people, organizations, and communities we serve. Through these shared collective experiences, the concept of inclusion has expanded from the centering of marginalized groups to accepting all human differences and similarities: which demands an evolution toward new organizing principles. In this chapter, drawing upon Frederic Laloux's theory and practice of a teal organization, we will explore and discuss which new organizing principles may lead to a new paradigm of work where diversity and inclusion are not separate from an organization's ontology but embraced as an inherent part of any organization. The new organizational space for inclusion we propose herein enacts mutual forms of power, trust, and vulnerability that create an ecology of wholeness where organizational purpose constantly emerges to address the most pressing social justice needs of the world in which we reside.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Critical Human Resource Development
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783031104534
ISBN (Print)9783031104527
StatePublished - Nov 17 2022


  • Critical HRD
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Organizational evolution
  • Power
  • Social justice
  • Sustainability
  • Transformation
  • Vulnerability
  • Wholeness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences


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