The case for change
Current business models and workplace designs are not reflective of our human nature. They are a hangover from the 20th century, a world of compliance and the cubicle. There is a better alternative – The Human Organisation, one that frees up employees to use their imaginations and skills, to connect with each other and with customers, to open up to new ideas and collaborate to bring purpose to life.
Two belief systems
If we’re to reinvent the workplace we need to be ready to choose between two belief systems. In the first, employees are to be managed and controlled, with strong hierarchies and rigid role descriptions. In the second, employees are imaginative and innovative, thriving in a world of distributed power, where work is social, small modular units have autonomy, creative skills are core, and everyone experiments.
To choose the second option and become a Human Organisation, there are nine characteristics you’ll need to meet. Human Organisations: understand people; understand our social nature; define and live their purpose; define what they believe; understand context; have creative intelligence; are open to a diversity of ideas; distribute power; and have human leaders.
Explore these nine characteristics, and see how human you are, by requesting your free copy of The Human Organisation today.
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