- The organisation knows ‘who it is” and what characteristics make it distinctive.
- People in the organisation understand why these distinctive features are meaningful.
- The organisation knows what it is striving to create in this world. It has a sense of purpose that goes beyond the products and services it offers.
- The organisation knows how its distinctiveness fuels and adds unique insight to the pursuit of organisation’s purpose.
- The organisation has a few signature actions, behaviours and products that bring to life the organisation’s meaning, and move it towards its purpose.
- Both the purpose and the distinctive, meaningful characteristics of the organisation resonate with stakeholders and draw members, customers, and constituencies to the organisation.
- The organisation actively supports its members, customers, and constituencies in their own authenticity as they work with the organisation to achieve its purpose.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
An organisation is authentic when its actions, its character, and its sense of purpose are aligned with and support each other.
An organisation can be authentic only when: