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02
Mar
10

Superficiality Won’t Suffice

How you respond to the question, what is the business of business, will pre-configure how you design and manage your organization.

This statement, followed by the wisdom below, caught my eye in a linked-in discussion group Superperforming World Movement. Thank you to Dr. Gregory Gull for allowing me to share, what I would call, his managing both above & below the surface post:

If those in authority believe the business of business is profit then they will very likely organize and manage as if the world is their oyster. According to this system of thought, reality is a collection of objects (i.e. resources) and business is a tool—an instrument, a machine—for the purpose of exacting material gain from the assets or resources at hand. Resources include the people employed by the enterprise—objectified as labor. I am sure you have heard or perhaps even spoken these words: our employees are our greatest assets! Stop and think about this: Who really wants to be the useful tool of another?  Continue Reading »

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