Organizational Development

The key to any enterprise, including The Organic Enterprise, is ultimately its leadership and the kind of culture that is being developed. The leadership approach that best suits the construct of an agile, organic, innovative organization is the bottom-up principles of Leadership as Service or – Servant Leadership.

Considered the father of Servant Leadership, Robert K. Greeleaf desribed organizational Servant Leadership as:

” … caring for persons, the more able and the less able serving each other, is the rock upon which a good society is built. Whereas, until recently, caring was largely person to person, now most of it is mediated through institutions – often large, complex, powerful, impersonal; not always competent; sometimes corrupt. If a better society is to be built, one that is more just and more loving, one that provides greater creative opportunity for its people, then the most open course is to raise both the capacity to serve and the very performance as servant of existing major institutions by new regenerative forces operating within them.”

He often used a test whose answer was reflected in the people of the organization:  “Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? And, what is the effect on the least privileged in society? Will they benefit or at least not be further deprived?

In conjunction with our partners and using Servant Leadership as a model, we offer several different practice areas that can work within your organization to improve leadership skills, communication, and engagement such as:

  • Employee engagement surveys
  • 360 Degree Performance appraisals
  • Systemic Thinking Workshops
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
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