The time for coalescence

April 26, 2024
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3 min read
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This article was first published in our Cocooners N° 13 and is part of the How we work series.

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What’s the meaning of our work, if we pretend it can happen in our own little bubble? Each of us has a life journey, an intertwined flow of experiences, beliefs, desires, fears, and intuitions. We deem all of them sacred. Yet, there are realities to which we all will eventually need to awaken. The microbiome in our guts turns out to be our guts. They are us. Across both space and time, there is no bubble in which we can hide. There is no limit to the ripples of what we do, or do not do. This is a fact.

Once businesses realize this vital reality, there is no longer space for “externalities”, no space for any egotism. It just doesn’t make sense anymore. As around 20% of the world’s children and adolescents have a mental health condition, with suicide the second leading cause of death among 15–29-year-olds, who can we blame? It’s all of us. Or it won’t be anyone.

In 2016 at Cocoon Pro, we realized that focusing on the evolution of work toward Adaptive Organizing was far from enough. That summer, in a remote venue in Umbria immersed in Nature, we declared a new beginning. We decided to focus on interdependence and coalescence: on work ecosystems. Since then, we have read, debated, researched, and worked to dive deep into this ocean. In 2018, we transcended our own governance reach, launching The Ohana Meetup, a yearly gathering inviting to nurture the ecology of work across contexts, to show up and to coalesce. In 2019, we decided that our own juridical structure wasn’t fit for our intent anymore. And we started to redesign ourselves.

On this journey, we’ve come in touch with groups of people that have been autonomously organizing the world over, giving their contribution to this evolution. A culture of regeneration has been rising everywhere in a multitude of forms. Permaculture, bio-regions, regenerative finance, collaborative governance, solarpunk, are just a few examples of the names these efforts have taken. Awareness and motivation have sprouted. Technological tools exist. We have realized that now it’s about time to allow all of it to coalesce, to come together and give birth to the first examples of a better way.

This is where our stories intersect. This is the narrative we invite you to. And this is what we are about to do, in practice. We are in the very process of evolving Cocoon Pro into an emergent playground in which bold and caring people can embody a better type of society together, a space of belonging for different organizations and communities to come together around vital streams of work.

If this resonates with you, please get in touch. It is about time to coalesce into a better way.


This article was first published in our Cocooners N° 13 and is part of the How we work series.

If you would like to receive updates on this and other topics related to the evolution of the world of work, subscribe to our newsletter here: https://cocoon-pro.com/#subscribe

If you want to know more, or engage your organization with this approach, please get in touch, here: https://cocoon-pro.com/get-in-touch/

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