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The salient organizational development challenge in modern times is that of building a highly engaged workforce that is committed, productive and innovative. Employees wish to give their very best at work. Organizations also make every effort to provide an atmosphere where people can do their best. However, despite intensive efforts from both sides, engagement still remains elusive. This book emphasizes the role that the employee and the institution need to play, in order to make people engagement possible. It spells out a novel engagement paradigm that starts from the fundamentals i.e. the intrinsic nature of the human being and the basic nature of organizational work in modern society. The text goes on to identify an appreciative culture and a holistic structure as the two foundational pillars that support people engagement in organizations. The engagement capabilities that are required for fulfilling the responsibilities at each organizational level are then articulated in great detail. Through numerous originally developed process frameworks, accompanied by several comprehensive organizational case studies drawn from across the world, the book illustrates how people engagement actually happens in practice. The goal is to show how organizational vitality may be seamlessly created alongside individual fulfillment.

The Holistic Structure
The holistic structure

The Holistic Structure
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Source: Samatvam Academy

The organization is a structured social entity. It is characterized by a coordinated activity system that remains in close and continuous interaction with its external environment.

As a social unit every organization is presumed to have a special and limited purpose (such as providing education or generating profits). Further, its creators intend it to last beyond the accomplishment of a single action. Regardless of whether it is configured as a firm, corporation, trust, partnership or trade union, all organizations begin life by constituting or electing a governing body for themselves.

An organization actually comes into being when a governing body decides to get its work done by ...

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