TITLE

COHERENCE, THE FOUNDATION OF AUTHORITY WITHIN ORGANISATIONS

AUTHOR(S)
Torralba, Francesc; Palazzi, Cristian; Seguró, Miquel
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Ramon Llull Journal of Applied Ethics;Jan-Dec2011, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p151
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Coherence is today a source of moral authority. Being coherent frees us from external influences and gives us the capacity to decide for ourselves, but also places us in a privileged position with regard to others. We will turn our attention now to coherence as a foundation of authority in organisations. And to do that, organisations must be divided into different levels and different dimensions. Coherence will only be possible when the worker is capable of weighing up the distance between the organisation's specific vision and the operational processes that effectively take place within it. All companies, as a sum of possibilities, respond to the intention of those who govern them insofar as their assets permit it, and their ultimate value resides therein; the possibility of being recognised for their way of being, their corporate ethos.
ACCESSION #
65546000

 

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