Toward More Authentic Organizations
We began our work for this book by asking people to describe their dream organization—one that feels authentic and within which it is possible for one’s best self to emerge. In these chapters we have synthesized these ideal organizational qualities and have shown how some workplaces are making the elements of the dream real, inspiring the rest of us in the process.
Each of the DREAMS elements brings distinctive benefits.
Organizations that give scope for people to be themselves accept—and often celebrate—personal difference. This is not an easy thing to achieve. Organizations are full of both formal mechanisms and more subtle, informal processes that produce similarity and conformity. Handling diversity ...