The concept of Wholeness was first introduced by Frederic Laloux in his book Reinventing Organizations.
In his book, Laloux introduces the concept of the Teal organization, a modern approach to organizations, more evolved than the traditional "do as you're told" hierarchical structures.
Teal organizations are psychologically safe places to work where you can focus on doing the best you can, safe in the knowledge that other team members will help and support you how they can.
They are built on 3 pillars: trust others, be yourself fully, keep evolving.
Frederic Laloux refers to these 3 pillars as:
- wholeness, and
- evolutionary purpose.
The concept of wholeness corresponds to the fact that, when you work in a Teal organization, you can be fully yourself.
You can explore the skills you want to explore, even if you weren't for that specifically.
You don't have to pretend to be someone else at work to impress a boss or get a promotion.