Guam - Philippe Gerling building a "work community"
Philippe Gerling featured an article in the January 2015 issue of the Nissan Motor Corporation in Guam focusing on the concept of the company as a “work community”. To better explain this idea he mentioned a TEDx Innsbruck talk by ebbf member, Oscar Mendez Rosa, titled “Transforming companies into communities“. The theme of the TEDx Innsbruck event, organized by another ebbf member Kathrin Austermayer, was Beyond a culture of contest: The global system has become a tightly knit web in which a change in any part of the web has significant impacts on the others: wealth, security and welfare of almost all nations are interrelated. Oscar, who believes in the responsibility of a business to contribute to the development and well-being of society as a whole, had his presentation embrace the idea of transforming companies into communities to open up new capacities for cooperation and reciprocity in business. A dynamic framework, which allows creativity to flow and people to develop on all levels of their being while contributing to an ever-advancing civilization, is created by engaging each individual to contribute and elevate the meaning of their work and understanding and placing the idea of service to others at the center.