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Creating Organizational Soul: The Source of Positive Change and Transformation by Richard Bellingham

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What are the conditions and standards for meaningful, humanizing work?

Walter Lippmann once suggested that the requirements of democracy are great, but the capabilities for making it work are low. John Dewey countered that point of view by arguing that through debate, discussion, and dialogue, a society is capable of achieving a constructive, democratic culture. The same argument could be applied to creating an organizational soul: the requirements are high, the capabilities are low, but productive dialogue can give it a chance of growing.

Pragmatically, the first question to ask is this: What are the conditions and standards required for meaningful, humanizing work? Eight conditions are required to create an organizational soul. They are ...

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