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Organizational Identity

Because "all life resists control" (Wheatley, p. 28.) and "[y]ou can never direct a living system; you can only disturb it" (Wheatley, p. 37), Wheatley argues that organizations can thrive only if they have a strong sense of identity. Do you think that the commonly held goal of maximizing shareholder wealth forms the basis of identity for our capitalist systems and organizations? Why or why not? (If not, to what should organizational identity be related?)

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Wheatley, M. J. (2007). Finding our way: Leadership for an uncertain time. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler

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I think that the commonly held goal of maximizing shareholder wealth is indeed the basis of identity for our capitalist systems and organizations, largely due to the fact that the ...

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