HBR Article: Creating the best workplace on Earth

HBR Article: Creating the best workplace on Earth

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June 06, 2016
Creating the Best Workplace on Earth CIO

Think about what your dream organization to work for would be like.

Chances are it would be a place where you could be yourself. A place where you're told what's really going on. Your dream organization would likely stand for something meaningful. You would find your daily work there rewarding. Your strengths would be magnified. And, chances are, your dream organization wouldn't have any stupid rules.

If you find yourself drawn to the idea of those working conditions, you're not alone. Researchers who interviewed executives all over the world found that, in a nutshell, those traits are what would define the best workplace on Earth. Unfortunately, those same researchers also found that a company with all of those traits largely doesn't exist.

But that doesn't mean it shouldn't (or couldn't exist). In this Harvard Business Review article, "Creating the Best Workplace on Earth," the authors offer their findings as a challenge for leaders and organizations, encouraging them "to create the most productive and rewarding working environment possible."

Take the "Dream Company" Diagnostic included in the article to discover how close your organization comes to the ideal. And find out ways you can help make your company a place that makes your employees proud.

More Harvard Business Review resources are available in the Insights Across the Boardroom section.

 

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