Nicholas Ind (Author), Wolfgang Schirmacher (Editor)
The Organic Organisation: Freedom, Creativity and the Search for Fulfilment
Paperback – 15 Jan 2009 | 148 pages | ISBN-10: 097485347X | ISBN-13: 978-0974853475
The core idea of this book is that organisations exist to provide fulfilment. Why should one belong to, work for or contribute to an organisation if fulfilment cannot be achieved? Yet the reality of much of our organisational lives is one of disappointment. Too often organisations are remote abstractions. Here the argument is put forward that an organic organisation, where the individual and the organisation are already together, provides the environment in which a fluid, dialogic working out of our being-for-the world helps us to find meaning with others. The book explores the ontology of organisations and suggests that traditional sovereign ideas of institutions that are based on a concept of man as untrustworthy destroy the potential for creativity and fulfilment. However, when there is trust the opportunity is there for individuals to take responsibility to mould the organisations of which they are part. This is the source of fulfilment – where individuals can exceed their potentiality in a coming together in a continuously evolving relationship. Nicholas Ind is a writer and organisational consultant based in Norway. He is the author of a number of academic articles and eight books. Nicholas is a former Director of the Design Business Association, a member of the advisory board of Corporate Reputation Review, the editorial board of the Journal of Brand Management, an Industrial Fellow at Kingston University and a Visiting Professor at ESADE in Barcelona. He has an undergraduate degree in English Literature and History, an MBA and PhD from the European Graduate School in Switzerland.