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Focus the work of management on a higher purpose

"We need companies that feel like movements."

Most companies strive to maximize shareholder wealth—a goal that is inadequate in many respects. As an emotional catalyst, wealth maximization lacks the power to fully mobilize human energies. It’s an insufficient defense when people question the legitimacy of corporate power. And it’s not specific or compelling enough to spur renewal. Individuals need a compelling answer to the question, “What’s worth my life?” And organizations must offer a compelling case for why what they do matters—an original and persuasive blueprint for where their industry could and should be going. Going forward, management practices must focus on the achievement of socially significant and noble goals.

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163 Hacks
12 Barriers

Focus the work of management on a higher purpose

"We need companies that feel like movements."

Most companies strive to maximize shareholder wealth—a goal that is inadequate in many respects. As an emotional catalyst, wealth maximization lacks the power to fully mobilize human energies. It’s an insufficient defense when people question the legitimacy of corporate power. And it’s not specific or compelling enough to spur renewal. Individuals need a compelling answer to the question, “What’s worth my life?” And organizations must offer a compelling case for why what they do matters—an original and persuasive blueprint for where their industry could and should be going. Going forward, management practices must focus on the achievement of socially significant and noble goals.

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With the "internet of things" nearly every business is getting into software development. Knowledge of how to create quality software in shorter time frames is a competitive advantage.
Hack by Larry Apke on October 2, 2014
Expecting a group of highly educated, culturally fixed Ph.Ds who are excellent researchers to run their own operation may have been fine 80 years ago when educational operations were run, staffed, and
Barrier by Aaron Anderson on September 3, 2010
The Finance Innovation Lab is a place where people can bring their good ideas about how to change the financial system and do something positive with them.The Lab was launched in 2008, in the wake of
Story by Ilana Taub on May 11, 2012
It's time that Human Resources was transformed in to Human Relationships, in the words of Carl Jung: "The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there's any re
Hack by Ena Jesani on July 20, 2013
The fundamental raison-d’être of all for- and not-for-profit organizations, that consist the primary engine of all economies, is value-creation.
Hack by Ehab (Bob) Abbas on May 11, 2012
First line managers must use wisdom to make effective decisions. They must reconciled differences between people and processes. When we think of wisdom we usually think of King Solomon.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on April 9, 2015
Unilever is the second largest FMCG company in the world, with a huge environmental and social footprint.  We are committed to growing in all our markets, but believe that growth and sustainabili
Story by Thomas Lingard on May 11, 2012

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