The Inner Game argues for creating institutions that can offer people deeper meaning than profitability, while at the same time achieving economic success. How can we play a game where the human spirit is validated & still get good work done? Most organisations have this desire, but they are still wedded to a way of thinking that treats the person as a means to an economic end. The business has to prosper, but the person needs to find purpose beyond that and needs to do so in a way that nurtures rather than burns.
In this century, if we do not learn some of the basic skills of the Inner Game, our technical progress in the outer game will be of little benefit to mankind. We have a profound need to better understand, and learn to make changes in, the domain we call ourselves. And that can happen only if we change in ways that are in harmony with our true nature and not at war with it.