How Do We Move from Dehumanizing to Humanizing Organizations?

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Hence we live with two selves daily- the ‘professional-self‘ that we bring to work and the ‘personal-self’ that we are asked to leave behind.

We have dehumanized ourselves and the organizations we work in with our persistent focus on the ‘professional-self.’

Imagine the prospect of organizations cultivating the personal-self; with its sense of responsibility and desire to be inclusive. This could genuinely transform them as sites of innovation, fulfillment, and human well-being! Such is the great potential of humanizing workplaces!

To humanize, we need to first acknowledge the invisible ‘other’ in our thinking.

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Shaista E. Khilji is Professor at the George Washington University University. She is also Founder of the Humanizing Initiative.

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Shaista E. Khilji

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Shaista E. Khilji is Professor at the George Washington University University. She is also Founder of the Humanizing Initiative.

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