How to Grow Towards a Higher Organizational Purpose


 
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How to Grow Towards a Higher Organizational Purpose
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
In the past, quite a lot of senior executives, especially those with an Anglo-American business education background, had an economic view of the purpose of any firm. They believed that creating long-term value for the shareholders is the (only) thing that matters. They typically viewed employees as self-interested agents who needed to be controlled by strict, hierarchical processes and procedures.
Other people thought that perhaps a stakeholder value orientation was better. In such perspective, companies are seen as networks of parties and people working together towards a shared goal and not merely as 'economic machines'. In any stakeholder value approach, employees are a dominant or even strategic stakeholder, along with the shareholders.

Following the arrival of the internet and fast-changing
 

 
Envision a Social Purpose
Jorge Sanint, Consultant, Congo, Member
All organizations need to be driven by a social purpose. Economic benefits will come as a consequence. Creating
 

 
Purpose Must be Defined Outside-In
john mortimer, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
I use the purpose as the most powerful focus for everyone in the organisation, but there is one thing that is important: the purpose has to be defined...Sign up
 

 
Definition of a Higher Purpose
Graham Williams, Management Consultant, South Africa, Member
Great topic Jaap. There is no doubt that an organization of members true to a properly stated purpose will achieve much.
A HIGHER purpose provide...Sign up
 

 
Definition of Purpose by the Customers
Soraya Arteaga, Canada, Member
@john mortimer: Having the purpose defined by the customers is, as you suggest, ‘of utmost importance’. Adding checks...Sign up
 

 
Enhancement of Stakeholders Economic Benefit is Always an Implied Agenda in Organizations
C.L. Kappagomtula, Professor, Malaysia, Member
Yes, the onset of Internet and its off-shoots; IIOT, Cloud, Block-chain and Bitcoin, do all call for a highly skilled, knowledge driven workforce in a...Sign up
 

 
How to Grow Towards a Higher Organizational Purpose
Graham Williams, Management Consultant, South Africa, Member
@C.L. Kappagomtula: Profit is vitally important of course. Long term, sustainable profit within the context that the...Sign up
 

 
Discussion Focus: HOW to Move to a Higher Organizational Purpose
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
The aim of this posting is not to discuss IF or WHAT value orientation (economic / stakeholder / combination / shared) is best. That very important an...Sign up
 

 
The 'Buy In' for Change
S. Lago, Business Consultant, Canada, Member
Great topic! Changing to a purpose driven organization requires a commitment to following this process from the top down. Anything else is lip service...Sign up
 

 
Keys to Achieving a New Organizational Purpose
Sridhar Gopal, Management Consultant, India, Member
Am currently working on a similar assignment and that makes it all the more interesting to contribute my thoughts on this. I guess have understood the...Sign up
 

 
How to Grow Towards a Higher Organizational Purpose Seen from Quantum Theory of Physics?
Prof. Arup Barman, Professor, India, Premium Member
This discussion on how an organization can grow towards a higher organizational purpose has attracted my mind. I could see the answer not from the poi...Sign up
 

 
How to Grow Towards a Higher Organizational Purpose
Graham Williams, Management Consultant, South Africa, Member
Put simply, a higher purpose is what the organization aspires to BE, why it exists. Such a purpose when sincere, shares relevant umbrella values, prin...Sign up
 

 
Identifying your Organisation's Higher Purpose
Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
By defining the business you are in (at third level thinking) you are defining the higher organisational purpose. For example, consider:
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