We talk a lot about insights and wisdom here.
Insights are something we cultivate in the work that we do. We talk about Exploring Forward-Thinking Workplaces™ as a global conversation where we uncover shared insights and wisdom.
But what’s at the heart of this search for insights and wisdom?
In our latest interview with Gwen Kinsey, a Transformational Leader at Gwen Kinsey, Former President & General Manager in the Broadcast industry, she suggest new ways for us to look at the workplace from the perspective of natural systems.
Gwen suggests that when we look more closely at living systems in nature, we discover there’s an ongoing natural balancing of tensions that exists between an individual and the community that makes up that system.
Nature is constantly and naturally balancing the needs of the individual in light of what’s best for the everyone.
But what about us? And more specifically, how does this occur for us in the context of a workplace system?
Unfortunately for most, this conversation and balancing of interests doesn’t occur—or is incomplete.
And it’s been going on for a long time.
Throughout most of the industrial revolution, there’s been an “unnatural” focus on command and control, pieces and parts, and on the interests of some over the interests of others.
The result… we fall short of achieving what’s best for everyone.
This disconnect or “schism” as Gwen refers to it, is at the heart of many of the challenges we face today.
So what will more wisdom do for us?
For one thing, we believe it will help us create workplaces where every voices matters, everyone thrives & finds meaning, and change & innovation happen naturally.
Take a few minutes and let us know what insights come up for you in our interview with Gwen.
To your great work life & success!
Bill Fox, Co-founder at CONTAINER13 & Exploring Forward-Thinking Workplaces™
Read the interview here: