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Perry Timms

People and Transformational HR Ltd (aka PTHR)

Chief Energy Officer

Teal Threads in the Tapestry of Work


Perry Timms is the founder and Chief Energy Officer of PTHR - a growing consultancy, with the mission to create better business for a better world. PTHR is in its 10th year of operating, is a Certified BCorporation, a Gold-Standard 4-day Working Week organisation, an accredited Living Wage employer and a Climate-Positive enterprise.

Perry is a proud Chartered member of the CIPD and is a 5x member of HR Magazine’s HR Most Influential list making the top 10 3x and ranked Number 1 Most Influential Thinker in HR for 2022.

Perry is a renowned story teller and an international, 2x TEDx speaker and award-winning writer on the future of work, HR & learning. He is a recently certified Semco Style Institute Expert in Self-Managed systems of work.

His 2017 book Transformational HR was named one of the Top 100 Business Strategy books of all time and published as a second edition in July 2021.

His second book - The Energized Workplace - was published in August 2020 and was shortlisted for the UK Business Book of the Year 2021.

Perry is Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School and Ashridge Management School; a visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management, and Sheffield Hallam University. He is also a LinkedIn Learning instructor, a member of the European Organisation Design Forum, the Institute for Organisational Dynamics and The OD Academy and a Fellow of the RSA.

Session outline

Bringing Teal and Self-Management Practices to bear in a small but ambitious enterprise might be considered only of interest to similar small operations, but our experiences are that people in larger, traditional and more orthodox organisations need inspiration and insight for their own teams, functions and divisions and seek it from the smaller teal "upstarts".

Whilst we've transformed and adapted ourselves fully into a teal, self-managed and non-hierarchical outfit, working out loud and sharing our practices in an enlightening way is helping shift mindsets and inspiring others to experiment and introduce their own versions of our practices.

And we continue to craft, experiment and adapt and openly share what we do as well as use it in our consulting. So all we're doing translates out and up to other organisations in whatever sector, size and construct.

So you may think Teal and Self-Management is fine for outliers like Buurtzorg and Morning Star and small and tight independent business ventures.

Our experience is, with the right intent and outcomes, it's for ANYBODY.

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