The Most Important Principle of a Healthy Organization

If you work with people in an organization, you are under this principle.

Healthy organizations see people as people.

Unhealthy organizations:

  • see people has roles, rather than people.
  • emphasize titles rather than character.
  • see head counts as numbers instead of lives that have hopes and dreams.
  • have leaders that walk the halls out of duty rather than genuine care.
  • define people by what they do rather than who they are.
  • use responsibilities to label people rather than using responsibilities to grow them.
  • have leaders that sacrifice the lowest positions instead of sacrificing themselves first.

Behind every person is a story. It’s a story that shaped who they are today. Not knowing their story is the easiest sign of that you don’t see people as people.

If you’re a leader, it starts with you. Don’t look people in the eye and pretend you care about them, but have the inner resolve to genuinely see people as people.


This article originally appeared at JasonJeong.com.

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