The Style of an EoC Company

What Tools Are Necessary to Create the Right Lifestyle Inside the Company?

di Giuseppe Argiolas

from "Economia di Comunione - una cultura nuova" n.41 - editorial insert in Città Nuova n.13/14 - 2015 - July 2015

The fact that the company is made up of people and is placed in a specific context N41 Pag 13 Giuseppe Argiolas Autore ridgives it a fundamental characteristic: uniqueness. So every enterprise of communion is like a son, a daughter, a brother, a sister to the Economy of Communion. Although children and siblings may resemble their parents or each other, they are never exactly alike, even if they are twins. So when we come to a company, any company, but especially a company of communion, we must do it with the same care, respect, awe - I would even say the same sacredness - with which one approaches a “rarity”.

The most important innovation which, in my view, is shared by all the EoC companies lies in combining two seemingly antithetical words: economy and communion. The first one calls the company to carry out its activities with a view of economy, that is, giving a solution to the problems of clients and receiving a satisfactory profit; the second means building on dialogue, trust and reciprocity in every relationship it weaves inside and outside itself.

If economy highlights the importance of “making ends meet”, communion is a reminder that not all ways to do it are equal, and highlights the central role to be given to the quality of relationships.

Therefore it is necessary to have the tools to ensure that communion becomes the lifestyle of the company. These are the tools I propose in my book entitled Il valore dei valori (The Value of Values). Governance in the socially oriented business (Città Nuova Editing House) and there are five of them: the Pact  N41 Pag 13 Koen Lieve ridon the mission of the company; the sharing of oneself; the sharing of knowledge and experience; recurring dialogue; verification.

Businesses of communion, therefore, pass it on to their structures and business processes, too; they value diversity, ensure the freedom of expression and direct every action for the common good; they ask questions to themselves using creativity to identify opportunities for improvement and development (of the economy and communion), applying these practices not only inside the company itself, but also towards their external environment at local and international levels of which the company feels to be part of.

Therefore these companies prove sensitive to perceive and take up the search for meaning of the various internal and external representatives; they feel responsible for the coherence between what they perceive, what they say they do and what they actually do in everyday life; they are generative as regards the ability to create and recreate spaces for sharing in which everyone can make their own contribution to the building up, strengthening and improving of the quality of social relations.

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