8. Treasure human interaction – create meaning and identity and appreciate differences


This final principle is about basic human values and beliefs – guiding everything we do and believe.

Organisations need to take responsibility for creating arenas for dialogue, mutual appreciation and identity development. To further develop as living systems, organisations are dependant on their people – and on the people's conditions to experience growth as human beings through interaction. We improve human interaction by appreciating other people’s views, being curious and genuine in our inquiries with the aim to join the other(s) in shared reflection and learning in an atmosphere where differences and diversity is treasured.