Thursday, May 3rd AT 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Using a Nature-Inspired Model to Design Organizations: Lessons Learned

Oregon Convention Center: Room B117-B119
Track: Organizational Best Practices

Applying biomimicry to an organization can be challenging, but the resulting structure may yield exceptional improvements, such as increased employee engagement and retention, and faster, more creative decision-making. This interactive session centers around stok’s experience crafting and implementing a nature-inspired organizational structure—called Organizational Biomimicry (Org Bio)—which eliminates hierarchy and places decision making and governance within self-managed pods. Presenters will introduce the latest ideas and best practices in this exciting new approach to organizational structures. Then, in a robust interactive segment, attendees will be guided through the process of applying concepts from Org Bio to their own company’s challenges.


Jolene Goldsmith
Director of HR + Operations
Kristen Magnuson
Sustainable Design Consultant
Nicole Miller
Managing Director
Biomimicry 3.8