Lines of Inquiry

Initial Lines of Inquiry

Learning how to apply the principles and concepts of the conceptual framework within a corporate context will require a re-examination of key corporate structures and processes. Toward this end, HEG will focus initially on the following lines of inquiry:

Corporate structures.
 If a corporation is to function in a just and sustainable manner that leads to shared human prosperity, what are the implications for ownership, compensation, and the allocation of profit? More specifically, what is the nature and purpose of ownership in this context? How can mechanisms of compensation be established that are fair and equitable? How can systems of compensation embody the principle of moderation, in order to avoid the accumulation of extreme wealth? What is the nature and purpose of profit? How can profit be allocated in a manner that generates shared human prosperity?

Corporate processes. Again, if a corporation is to function in a just and sustainable manner that leads to shared human prosperity, what are the implications for corporate communication, decision making, human resource development, and organizational development? More specifically, how can processes of internal and external communication be open, honest, authentic, and encouraging? How can decision-making processes be principled, inclusive, unifying, and efficient? How can human resource development – or the development and release of human capacity – be aligned with the values of justice, sustainability, and shared prosperity? How can processes of organization development, including the incubation of new organizations, align with these same values?