Community. Organizations must strive towards creating communities of engagement. Henry Mintzberg one of the world’s top management experts advocates communities of engagement in organizations.
Foster relationships and community is a key component of the Zinger Employee Engagement Model.
Foster relationships and community. A strong key of employee engagement is our connection to relationships and community. These relationships and community can be personal and social media. Do we build relationships and results? The essence of work is relationships and community. Organizations that do not transform themselves into communities are in danger of becoming obsolete or ignored.
Here is the part of the interview that leapt off of the page for me:
Q: You’d like to see organizations as “communities of engagement.” What do you mean?
A: We’ve isolated everybody. We measure performance individually, we hire and fire individually, we don’t give enough attention to how people work together and function together as a community. The companies we admire the most have a sense of community, people are happy to work there.
Are you there yet? Is your orgnization working as a community? Do you have a strong sense of community where you work?