This talk lays out how companies are evolving to tap the power and the benefits of a healthy approach to cultivating communities that are good for both customers and companies. Purpose and community belong together as thoughtfully considered and envisioned aspects of our companies. Even the word “company” attests to this, originating from the Latin word “companio” a companion, one who eats bread (pane) with you. From small and growing organizations to major enterprises, there are high value and meaningful roles for communities to play.
What would ideal work-related communities look like for your company? What are example communities you value or admire, that you think are unique or really successful, or that you aspire to create but which may seem out of reach? Let’s collaborate on ideas to make a better future for our work as expanded environments where purpose and productivity go hand in hand with human development and satisfaction.