100 Ways to Succeed #159:
Create a “Cathedral”!
(If Not, What?)
Organizations should be ...
... no less than Cathedrals in which the full and awesome power of the Imagination and Spirit and native Entrepreneurial flair of diverse individuals is unleashed in passionate pursuit of ... Excellence.
"Cathedral/s" is a Big Word. In fact, I don't mean it in a religious way—except in that I see all organizations as driven by an unstinting commitment to members' growth.
A classroom in a primary school should ... obviously ... be such a Cathedral. But so, too, an accounting or training department. Organizations must effectively serve their external customers to survive, let alone thrive. But my line-of-logic is, at least to me, crystal clear and admits no alternatives: The odds of the external customer being served effectively is a direct function of such service being provided by those [employees] who are engaged in a vigorous Quest for Growth and Excellence.
I don't ask you to "buy my act." I do ask you to think about it—and the consequences (enormous!) thereof.
Is, in fact, your unit of any size ...
"... no less than a Cathedral in which the full and awesome power of the Imagination and Spirit and native Entrepreneurial flair of diverse individuals is unleashed in passionate pursuit of ... Excellence"?
And if it is not, or if that is not the am, then tell me what the alternative is. Please.