The Social Dimension of Organizations: Recent experiences with Great Place to Work assessment practices

van Marrewijk, Marcel
December 2004
Journal of Business Ethics;Dec2004 Part 1, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p135
Academic Journal
This paper elaborates on conceptual, empirical and practical arguments why corporations need to focus on their social dimensions, in order to further enhance organizational performance. The paper starts with an introduction on the general trend towards inclusiveness and connectedness. It then elaborates on the phase-wise development of cultures and organizational structures. Managing corporate improvement by building cultures of trust is the central focus of this contribution. By showing the cultural dimensions of Great Places to Work and their workplace practices, worthwhile experiences leading to organizational improvement and superior financial performance are demonstrated.


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