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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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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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The Internet is perhaps the most transformative technology in history, reshaping business, media, and society in astonishing ways.  But for all its power, it is just now being tapped to transform
CoP's are "a group of people organized for a specific purpose around a shared set of values; who collectively care deeply about the purpose, adhere to the shared values and are selfless in their pursu
Co-Authored By Alex Perwich
There's a crisis in management, and that's because everyone is fighting fires with the same old methods. It is like being on a treadmill that you can't get off.
Hack by Stephen Remedios on November 1, 2011
Managementas an occupation is adistraction to real leadership.  Think of the oneperson you have hadin your career that you admired most as a leader.
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 22, 2011
 Create a culture of local purpose in a company rather than just tasks and goals based activities, and create a purpose based organisation ready for adaptation.  Create a vision and engage a
Hack by Julien Pascual on July 17, 2013
Traditionally firms develop their social responsibility skills after they grow and mature. The culture of business and economical conditions delay these skills to later stages.
Hack by Erkin Tunca on March 17, 2011

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