Meaning, Authority, Rationality and Care as “MARCs” of sustainable organisations
2008 (English)In: Managing in the Pacific Century, 2008, 1-17 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this article, we present MARC, a model for assessing – and improving – the health of organisationsfrom a humanistic point of view. It is a part of the quest for sustainability, currently a main theme inorganisations. The components of MARC: Meaning, Authority, Rationality, and Care, are four aspectsthat are all needed, and need to be in balance in an organisation, to provide a work situation wherepeople can sustainably thrive rather than be damaged and consumed for the sake of the organisation.Implications of the model are discussed. A conclusion is that trust is central to this healthy balance.This presents a real challenge for sustainability, as trust takes time to build – but can quickly beerased.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 1-17 p.
sustainability, work/life balance, business ethics, organisational culture/values
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106548ISBN: 1 86308 149 6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-106548DiVA: diva2:716507
22nd ANZAM Conference, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, 2-5 December 2008, Auckland, New Zealand