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The Enlightened Organization by Catherine Berney

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The system

Working from the inside out

Masons, when they start upon a building,

Are careful to test out the scaffolding;

Make sure that planks won’t slip at busy points,

Secure all ladders, tighten bolted joints.

And yet all this comes down when the job’s done

Showing off walls of sure and solid stone.

So if, my dear, there sometimes seems to be

Old bridges breaking between you and me

Never fear. We may let the scaffolds fall

Confident that we have built our wall.

SEAMUS HEANEY

Working from the inside out

In Part 1 we looked at the challenges that organizations are currently facing. We then went on to look, in Part 2, at the first part of the two-pronged approach, namely the personal and the interpersonal aspects of the workplace. This included ...

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