Unfortunately we have been taught and conditioned to find our security in systems, structures and organisations. Our schools and universities, our colleges and society have mostly prepared us for the industrial world. As Charles Handy puts it: "...we are perfectly prepared for a world that no longer exists". Many people see organisations as entities that should provide them security, predictability and stability in exchange for their loyalty. This is partly because of the way organisations have done recruitment in the old world of work, with promises of permanence, career paths and a lifelong job. This obviously led to employees outsourcing their security. It also led to very low levels of creativity, personal growth and taking responsibility for your own future. We can refer to it as the classic dependency or victim mindset.
Some organisations and individuals saw this old psychological contract as a form of loyalty. The company provided security and permanence, the employee mindless adherence. Actually that is not loyalty at all. It is the opposite. It is the imprisonment of the human soul, the imprisonment of potential and creativity. Loyalty is where organisations encourage the individual to become liberated. Where they say: Grow with us, or out-grow us, but not growing is not an option.
It is the core purpose HRE to assist organisations and individuals to become Future Fit- and Liberated entities. We believe that Liberated Organisations attract liberated individuals to a high performance culture that benefits everyone involved. A culture is created where people are empowered and the authors of their own lives and careers.
Everyone working with HRE is, and should from a moral perspective be, a Liberated Individual. We operate as a living organism with people voluntarily working and growing with us, bringing their experience, passion and purpose with them. In working on projects for our customers we spontaneously form the most appropriate team to deliver the best possible outcomes. In working like this we can attract the best and most agile thinkers and practitioners when and where needed.
Jaco Boëttger, CEO
In working with many organisations and individuals across the globe over a 20 year period it became abundantly clear to me that we have to embrace a radical new paradigm in dealing with , motivating and engaging people. We need to embrace the universal truth that one cannot find security or permanence in any system, structure or organisation. The only security that we can all have in the Global Village is in our collective and individual competencies, abilities, self believe and perpetual movement. Only the most creative, innovative and agile will be sustainably successful and competitive.