Mario Allen Clement
6 Findings :
Let People be Themselves
Unleash The Flow of Information
Magnify People’s Strengths
Stand for Shareholder Value
Show How the Daily Work Makes Sense
Have Rules People Can Believe In
People needed to work for an authentic organization.
Mission : Discovering the best workplace on Earth.
Allowing people to do their best work –
“Organization Of Your Dreams”
Individual differences are nurtured
Information is not suppressed or spun
Company adds value to employees
Organization stands for something meaningful
Work itself is intrinsically rewarding
There are no stupid rules.
Found six common imperatives Employee
LET PEOPLE BE
Physical : Gender, Race, Age, Ethnicity.
Mental : Differences in perspectives, habits of mind, core
The ideal organization is aware of dominant currents:
Two types : Executives vs. Creative Innovators
Careful selection is the secret.
“The ideal organization makes explicit
efforts to transcend the dominant
Forging clear incentive systems and career paths.
The range of acceptable behavior:
Management by objectives,
Tightly defined recruitment policies
Should have organizational orderliness.
Nurture the small sparks of creativity
Mechanic solidarity vs Organic solidarity.
progression is your own
business, with our
support.” - Senior HR
“Great retail businesses
depend on characters who do
things a bit differently,” –
UNLEASH THE FLOW
Parceling out information on a need-to-know basis
Reluctant to worry staff with certain information.
Identify a problem before having a solution.
A positive spin on even the most negative situations.
Organizational facilitation - the flow of honest information
Radical honesty is not easy to implement.
Time-consuming to maintain.
Can be somewhat ego-bruising.
Trade secrets will always require confidentiality.
Particularly in highly regulated industries.
Cost benefit: Develop the skills of the existing staff .
Companies grumble about losing their investment
Increasing worker’s effectiveness not fulfilled.
Adding value to valuable people.
Productivity Improvement- bi-directional value
Training should not be limited to just top management.
Bringing out the best in everyone- risky job.
New Lebanon, Ohio,
where we spotted a
of LOCOG -
People want to be a part of something bigger than
Shared meaning- more than fulfilling your mission
Forging and maintaining powerful connections between
Feeling of gratitude – Novo Pens for injecting insulin
“I want to work in an organization where I can really
feel where the company comes from and what it
stands for so that I can live the brand.”
SHOW HOW THE DAILY
WORK MAKES SENSE
Seek to derive meaning from their daily activities.
Not through job enrichment add-on.
3 inner questions –
Do those duties make sense?
Why are they what they are?
Are they as engaging as they can be?
Employees become more entrepreneurial and
It takes some getting used to.
Evenhanded, interdependent environment is extremely
Work is meaningful, it typically becomes a cause.
56 games world wide –
The Sims with EA
the banking arm of the
largest financial services
provider in the
RULES THAT PEOPLE
CAN BELIEVE IN
Organizations should be free from unrealistic rules.
Simple rules to safeguard the confidentiality of the
Respect for authority : crucial.
Authority is crucial for building and maintaining
Trading the comfort of being surrounded by kindred
Authentic organizations are clear about what they do
Suspicious of fads and fashions that sweep the
Create a welcoming environment
Letting employees discover creative ways.
Gain a greater sense of responsibility
Flow of information
Give adequate trainings
Make them socially understand their contribution
Have rules that people follow on their own