How Organizations can Develop Solidarity in the Workplace? A Case Study
Marie-Noëlle Albert (),
Nadia Lazzari Dodeler () and
Asri Yves Ohin ()
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Marie-Noëlle Albert: Université du Québec à Rimouski
Nadia Lazzari Dodeler: Université du Québec à Rimouski
Asri Yves Ohin: Université du Québec à Rimouski
Humanistic Management Journal, 2022, vol. 7, issue 2, No 8, 327-346
Abstract The concept of community of persons, which focuses on both persons and the whole, helps understand solidarity. The latter is based on the social nature of persons. Community of persons and solidarity seems to be able to move away from the individualist perspective or the individualism-collectivism dichotomy. Using autopraxeography in a pragmatic constructivism epistemological paradigm, this article aims to explore how organizations can develop solidarity in a workplace. The experience presented takes place in a bank. It shows that communities of persons with employees and customers are both ethical and financially efficient. These communities build a dialogue between persons and organizations. Nevertheless, it is impossible to force solidarity because it could generate derision that is contrary to the wished goal. Finally, while this model is based on solidarity, it focuses solely on internal solidarity.
Keywords: Solidarity; Community of persons; Autopraxeography; Dialogue; Derision; Performance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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