Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

While writing that "hierarchical organizations cause employees, including depression, anxiety and heart attacks, as well as being subjected to the inequality of privilege and income disparity" Nancy Dixon notes that these maladies inflict organizations as a whole, leading to what she depicts as a set of responsibilities for people trying to improve that organization. The responsibilities are such things as "function as a co-participant in the creation, maintenance, and transformation of organizational realities" and "willingly share what each knows with colleagues and create forums and systems by which that can be accomplished." In my first draft I wrote 'society' instead of 'organization', and while it's not what Dixon meant, these rules seem to be good starting points to define social responsibility. Image: Jason Westland.

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