How to Grow Towards a Higher Organizational Purpose

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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
🔥NEW 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 network economy, hierarchical organizations are less and less 'en vogue', and organizational commitment (also called employee engagement) is more important than ever. Quinn and Thakor (201 (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Jorge Sanint
Consultant, Congo

Envision a Social Purpose

All organizations need to be driven by a social pu (...)

  john mortimer
Business Consultant, United Kingdom

Purpose Must be Defined Outside-In

I use the purpose as the most powerful focus for e (...)

  Graham Williams
Management Consultant, South Africa

Definition of a Higher Purpose

Great topic Jaap. There is no doubt that an organi (...)

  Soraya Arteaga

Definition of Purpose by the Customers

@john mortimer: Having the purpose defined by the (...)

  C.L. Kappagomtula
Professor, Malaysia

Enhancement of Stakeholders Economic Benefit is Always an Implied Agenda in Organizations

Yes, the onset of Internet and its off-shoots; IIO (...)

  Graham Williams
Management Consultant, South Africa

How to Grow Towards a Higher Organizational Purpose

@C.L. Kappagomtula: Profit is vitally important o (...)

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Discussion Focus: HOW to Move to a Higher Organizational Purpose

The aim of this posting is not to discuss IF or WH (...)

  S. Lago
Business Consultant, Canada

The 'Buy In' for Change

Great topic! Changing to a purpose driven organiza (...)

  Sridhar Gopal
Management Consultant, India

Keys to Achieving a New Organizational Purpose

Am currently working on a similar assignment and t (...)

  Prof. Arup Barman
Professor, India

How to Grow Towards a Higher Organizational Purpose Seen from Quantum Theory of Physics?

This discussion on how an organization can grow to (...)

  Graham Williams
Management Consultant, South Africa

How to Grow Towards a Higher Organizational Purpose

Put simply, a higher purpose is what the organizat (...)

  Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom

Identifying your Organisation's Higher Purpose

By defining the business you are in (at third leve (...)

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

How to Pursue a Dual Financial + Social Purpose

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