Profiles of Ecosystem Organisations


These are profiles of organisations which have adopted practices which enable them to operate less like machines and more like ecosystems.

 

 

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Spotify is the pioneer company of streaming music, founded in 2008 in Sweden. It maintains its position as leader, despite the entry into giants such as Apple, Google and Amazon, thanks to its capacity for continuous innovation, supported by a different organizational model.  The company employs over 2,600 people and adopted self-management practices when it was founded. 

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Gore is an industrial conglomerate based on the development of products derived from fluoropolymers, among which the Gore-tex textile material stands out. The company employs over 10,000 people and has adopted self-management practices when it was founded in 1958.

Zappos

Zappos is a pioneer company in sale of shoes and clothing online. The company was founded in 1999 by Nick Swinmurn and acquired by Amazon in 2009, although today it maintains independent operation of its parent company.  The company employs over 1,500 people and partially adopted self-management practices in 2013, which were extended to the whole company in 2015. Zappos is in full transition to self-management.

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Buurtzorg is a Dutch home care company founded in 2006 by its CEO and founder Jos de Blok. From a small team of nurses, it has become the largest home care company in the Netherlands. The company employs over 7,000 and adopted self-management practices when it was founded.

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Morning Star is an American company specialized in tomato processing founded in 1970.  The company employs around 600 people in the low season and 4600 during the harvest.  Self-management practices have been adopted since it was founded. 

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