I believe that a corporation that encourages employees to be open and friendly with each other and thus to wear their humanity on their sleeve, is one of the most important things for its success. Certainly, working to create such a culture is very central to my corporate work.
In a friendly environment, I find that employees feel respected, empowered and more relaxed, which in turn allows them to perform better, to feel free to share creative ideas with each other and most important, enables them to see their “work” as part of their “life” and so dichotomies such as the need to maintain a healthy “work/life” balance become less important.
In such an environment, it is much easier for people to work together as teams, a much healthier top-down / bottom-up flow exists, and far from people feeling that going to work means needing to “sell their soul to the company store”, instead may be delighted to find that that selfsame “store” offers a unique opportunity for them to discover it!
This essay looks at: a) the state of the world today b) what I see happening on the planet over the next eighty years and c) the new society that I see rising, phoenix like, out of the ashes. It is a hopeful essay but suggests that to get to the light, humanity may need to go through some more dark times… OK, it is time now to look forward and say a few words about what I think might…