"It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him." (John Steinbeck, 1902-1968.) The same is true of organisations but, in order to really achieve greatness, they have to create an organisational energy that is rooted in the individual employee and synergised in effective teamwork. Thus they need great people, or, as Bay Jordan prefers to call them, FAT people. In this important contribution to HR management, the author explains what he means by FAT people and explores ways to move the boundaries of organisational development to create an environment that stimulates the people who work there and allows them to pursue their potential.