Organizational Aesthetics

The Pursuit of Beauty & Brightness

“Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do.” (Max De Pree)

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Exploring the aesthetic side of organizational life to foster knowledge sharing in a meaningful corporate culture

 

Organizational aesthetics is a novel field of expertise, which has already shown impactful outcomes in daily business. New challenges arising from digitalization and globalization are calling for new leadership mindsets focusing on knowledge sharing to encounter feasible innovation potentials.

 

To achieve this objective, it is necessary to understand complexity with subtlety when it is about day-to-day business communication in the digital age, as decision making will more and more take place in the context of multi-faceted, often ambiguous realities.

 

Here, organizational aesthetics serve as effective knowledge catalyst that connects know-how of individuals and concurrently focuses on the practices, skills, and preferences of the people. In this respect, it can be stated that organizational aesthetics facilitate knowledge sharing and discovery of creative potentials. But what do we understand by aesthetics?

 

The term aesthetics is used here in a sense, that refers to all types of sensory perception. This means individuals of an organization do experience aesthetics, when communicating and sharing knowledge in a proper way. They discover beauty in their thinking, feeling, acting, and reflecting, all of them evoking positive emotions, sense making & motivation.