Bringing the soul back into organisational life
In this summarised version of an article written for Expatica by Kurt April, Professor of Leadership at the University of Cape Town, April explains why we tend to shy away from expressing feelings at work, suggesting that we have traded uniqueness for control. April believes that we have got to reconnect with "who we are as human beings and our unique capacities to realise our full creative potential." Embracing this philosophy, says April, "requires a different way of looking at people, problems, the economy, and the world. It encourages slowly facing painful problems and uncertainty instead of scrambling for rapid solutions.
April, K. (2005) Bringing the soul back into organisational life, Expatica HR website, www.expatica.com