Imagine a culture where values are not imposed.
That there are organizations that allow freedom of speech and expression of thought without others being affronted or offended and where compliance does not mean “corporate mind-think”.
Do we really get what we want when we impose “organizational values” onto a diverse group of human beings?
It is unimaginable that we would ever think of working for an organization where their “HR” slogan was everyone who works here must leave their individuality at the front gate!
Yet I ask is this what we have come to expect – that when people come to work that they leave their self-identity at the doors of their enterprise?
Is this why we have so many folks disengaged at their workplace?
It is those organizations that value the differences that people naturally offer that really achieve something magical.
We all know there has to be something that provides organizational glue. Something better.
What are your experiences and thoughts, lets hear and share them. How do we retain individuality in an organization?
Blog idea inspired by Guy Kawasaki’s book “Enchantment”