Corporate molecule

In business chemistry, a corporate molecule is a term that refers, either metaphorically or literally, to the view of a corporation as being a large molecule, comprised of individual human particles or human molecules.

Usage
In 1975, Joseph Sander, in his Hunger Can't Wait, devoted a several page section to the concept or term ‘corporate molecule’. [1]

In 1991, authors Robert Moran and William Stripp were outlining the view of how the ‘corporate molecule’ was bound by shared cultural ties. [2]

In 2005, Lynn Lyss, employed the related term 'business molecular organism', i.e. a type of business molecule logic. [5]

In 2010, Indian business executive Vineet Nayar outlined the following view: [3]

“When a critical mass of employees [activate] (usually, 5 or 10 percent is all you need), throughout the company, it creates a kind of fusion – a coming together of the human particles in the corporate molecule that releases a massive amount of energy.”

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See also
Corporate entropy

References
1. Sander, Joseph. (1975). Hunger Can’t Wait (corporate molecule, pgs. 19-22). International Minerals & Chemical Corp.
2. Moran, Robert, Stripp, William G. (1991). Dynamics of Successful International Business Negotiations (corporate molecule, pgs. 63, 240). Gulf Pub. Co.
3. Nayar, Vineet. (2010). Employees First, Customers Second (corporate molecule, pg. 165). Harvard Business Books.
5. Liss, Lynn. (2005). "Human Thermodynamics and Business Efficiency", Journal of Human Thermodynamics, Vol. 1, Issue 6, pgs. 62-67, Dec.

See also
Corporate molecule (animation) – ThomasGranbois.com.

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