For business leaders these days it seems like the pace of life is continuing to climb up at a significant rate. Coming out of the pandemic shut or slow down, technology, individual self-gratification, consumer demands, social movements and many more elements push on each of us to do more, achieve more, contribute more. This vibration of progress can sometimes seem and feel very overwhelming.
Month: April 2022
In a society where phones are just an extension of a person’s hand and messaging is a language of speaking all onto itself, we as humankind need to press pause on the technology button and go and have a meaningful, face to face verbal conversation with those around us. As the word friend has moved from being a noun to being a verb, so too will we lose the word relationship to become something of a remote idea of two people interacting and not experience the genuineness of emotional support.
Last week we focused on the process of engaging a new staff member to the organization and how important that investment is to the long-term employment relationship. This week we shift the process to engage your new customers or clients.
Social media is all the rage these days on both personal and business levels. People flock to stay up on the most recent post or gossip the technology channels push forward. The level of instant distraction immediately supports the need for instant gratification of know the most recent piece of information even if it is not that meaningful. This vicious cycle of teasing into the addictive realm of instant data for self-gratification is destroying one sense of self-worth. It is as if science fiction has finally become real in that the information need has synthesized with the human brain.
Talent acquisition is a daily effort in most businesses these days. Finding and identifying the best available talent to bring into your business requires a lot of energy, time, and brain power. We take lots of time at the front end of the acquisition process of running ads, interviewing etc. only to hurry up the process at the most critical juncture of a relationship – the initial days of the engagement.
If we pause for a moment and reflect on the renaissance period in history, we will find that the culture grew at exceptional rates. It grew out of the innovation of its time. These innovations were not just the sciences of the period but equally the arts. This blend and balance between the technical and the creative is what propelled the society of the time to achieve great things. It is time for our culture to revive the balance of art and science for the productive good of mankind.
You wake up in the morning and something is stirring in your being. You can’t quite figure out what is going on, but you know something is afoot. You push it off to the side, get ready and out the door you head to your office or client meeting. As the day wears on you sense that something is amiss. You just can’t put your finger on it. You dismiss it again multiple times during the day. That evening as you think you are going to sleep, you simply keep tossing and turning. Your mind keeps thinking about stuff. You just can’t seem to come to a place of rest.
Our world is bombarded with lots of noise. Fragments of information of which many are not connected to anything. The speed and accessibility to all this chatter allows for it to seep into our consciousness and begin to live there without us even knowing it. This uncontrolled, unfiltered noise attack is causing our culture to lose its hearing and simply process off the rhythm of the noise. It is time to stop and listen to what is real and valuable and what is distracting and misleading our culture.