On the importance of philosophy in the workplace.

I’m seeing a shift in corporate priorities where companies are investing in leadership programs rooted in philosophy and ethics. Philosophical management prompts innovation from the ground level, where employees have the best visibility into relevant issues. This next wave in management creates a new corporate voice; this is the new collaborative philosophy that starts locally. Strong philosophy has strong reach!

In order for businesses to quickly react to needs identified by employees, companies must encourage open and collaborative discussion. Flatter and more responsive corporate structure better permeates philosophy across teams. Large businesses can benefit especially from encouraging employees to build company philosophy from the grassroots. All meaningful impact to company culture is built on individual philosophy.

Agility goes beyond a management style; an agile company knows how to listen. Give your employees voices and magnify them!