Chapter 4

Designing purposeful organisations

A synopsis of the necessary conditions for change

This chapter is a synopsis of Designing the Purposeful Organization: How to Inspire Business Performance Beyond Boundaries. The book outlines eight necessary conditions for change: purpose, vision, engagement, structure, character, results, success and talent. Purpose is described as the reason for being for any organisation – the “Why”. However, it can shift significantly dependent on who’s observing, so stakeholder perspectives are vital and must be aligned. From this work, the inspiring purpose can be derived and can be used as the focus for everything the organisation does. Vision is the manifestation of purpose at significant time horizons and ...

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