Analysis Of Aristotle And Great Places To Work

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In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle brings his definition of civic relationships and how citizens work together in a community to the table. To Aristotle, civic relationships are created through various virtues and characteristics. In “Great Places to Work”, it defined and described the type environment that creates a successful workplace. Tied together, Aristotle and Great Places to Work are connected and reflected upon each other. With Aristotle’s ideas on civic relationships—happiness, virtues, deliberation, justice and friendship, creates great places to work. Happiness, as defined by Aristotle, is the highest activity of the soul in conformity with virtue. To Aristotle, happiness is the most important aspect in comparison to any other virtue.
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A great workplace is achieved when organizational objectives are met, when employees are working at their best effort, and there is a cooperative environment (“Great Place to Work”). In order for employees to have an environment that aims to achieve success, employees must make decisions justly that will not only benefit themselves, but also their employer. Aristotle’s view on deliberation and justice is evident in this. Deliberation is to weigh choices to make decisions and it is necessary for workers to make just decisions. As “The Great Place to Work” claims “a great work place [is] one where employees trust the people they work for, have pride in the work they do, and enjoy the people they work with…relationships between employees and managers play out in five dimensions: Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride, and Camaraderie” (“Great Place to Work”). “The Great Place to Work”’s view on success relates to Aristotle’s view on happiness. Happiness and success both cannot be achieved alone. By having a community that works together and does good, happiness and success can be

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