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Meaningful Workplaces: Reframing How and Where We Work by Neal Chalofsky

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Workplace Community

Ultimately, organizational culture is the primary vehicle for creating an environment of meaningfulness, engagement, and commitment. One environment that has held those values in societies was the community environment, where work, family, friends, and social life were intertwined. Tribes, villages, small towns, and tight-knit neighborhoods have all demonstrated the value of community. The workplace as community can and does exhibit these same values.
Community can be defined as a body of individuals organized into a group with awareness of some unifying values and purpose. Community requires the presence of interdependent connections and shared ideas among its members. In neighborhoods, towns, and villages, how people ...

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