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