Creating Authentizotic Organizations: Well-functioning Individuals in Vibrant Companies

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Title: Creating Authentizotic Organizations: Well-functioning Individuals in Vibrant Companies
Year: 2011
Authors: Kets de Vries, M. F.

Given the importance of individual psychological well-being for organizational functioning, an item that should be high on everybody's agenda in the new millennium is creating workplaces that are healthy i.e., that help people feel good about themselves and their endeavor and that contribute to (and reinforce) adaptive functioning. My objective in this short article is to highlight key issues regarding well-functioning individuals, motivational need systems that drive people, and the conditions that make for healthy organizations. To facilitate the search for these kinds of companies, I review Fortune"s list of "best companies to work for" and put forth a number of conditions that make for what I like to call authentizotic organizations-organizations where people find meaning in and are captivated by their work.

Keywords: organizational functioning, well-functioning individuals, motivational need systems, authentizotic organizations
Language: English

Journal: The Human Capital Handbook
Volume: 1
Issue: 3
Start page: 5
End page: 55
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Submitted by:
Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries

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