Organizations are performance systems that can mobilize a virtually unlimited number of people towards the creation of meaningful products, services, and experiences – in ways that can help to fulfill the greatest aspirations of its stakeholders. Such level of collaboration may be best achieved through a constructive paradigm of People Engagement.
Specifically, an appreciative organizational culture and a holistic organization structure are the two pillars upon which engagement may be built.
Employees are nurtured by an appreciative culture that is deeply informed by the highest aspirations of human nature. This constructive mode of functioning embodies respect for the uniqueness and inherent worth of each individual in society. It enables the strengths of the employees to be affirmed and leveraged towards the efficient conduct of business. The inclusive character of the appreciative paradigm looks after the interests of all the stakeholders, and thus provides a harmonizing work context for the people.
The other key enabler of engagement is a holistic organization structure that is characterized by a hierarchy of decision-making accountability of seven levels. These different strata represent specific functions that are critical for organizational effectiveness. The holistic structure facilitates the seamless accomplishment of the entire range of work elements that need to be performed, in a naturally ordered way.
The Samatvam paradigm of people engagement thus helps to create a deeply engaged and synergistic human system, wherein organizational vitality is enhanced alongside individual fulfillment.