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The ideal organisation

11 Nov 2013 - Blog

The ideal organisation


The research of Professors Rob Goffee, of the London Business School, and Gareth Jones, of Madrid’s IE Business School, describes the ideal organisation — a place that enables people to operate at their fullest potential by letting them do their best work.

In a nutshell, this is a place where:

  1. Differences are nurtured, so individuals can be themselves at work and contribute their unique talents.
  2. Information is not suppressed or distorted, so people can find out what they need to know to do their work.
  3. Individuals are given meaningful chances to grow, becoming more valuable to the organization in the process.
  4. The company is a place where everyone feels proud to work, spurring them to go beyond their stated roles.
  5. People’s day to day work makes sense to them, and they understand how their own jobs fit in with everyone else’s.
  6. They are not hindered by stupid rules.

It sounds like common sense, but given that only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged (Gallup 2011-12) its hard to achieve.


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