One of the things of profound interest in Castaneda’s books, under the influence of drugs, or other things, and of a change of atmosphere, is precisely that they show how the Indian manages to combat the mechanisms of interpretation and instill in the disciple a presignifying semiotic, or even an asignifying diagram: Stop! You’re making […]
Having a skill set is not enough! Empathy, connection, trust, etc are needed when building a relationship … Read this article to know more. Enjoy!
We have so far followed a very crude pyramid-like classification in work: skilled work was what highly educated individuals would do. Semi-skilled work was possible for trained people. Unspecified labor was what almost everybody could do after onboarding. This classification of work led to the unintended consequence that the most economical design of mass-era organizations reduces the amount of skilled work and increases the amount of less-skilled work, thus reducing costs. A bigger problem than low-skilled people is the low-skilled occupations we have created.
Classification of work as different bundles of skills and responsibility has been very easy to grasp and easy to follow in compensation schemes. More skills and/or more responsibility — more pay. Managers, who are responsible people, are given responsibilities — and higher wages. Workers are given less demanding tasks, less responsibility — and lower wages. The argument behind is a circular, self-fulfilling prophecy. People who are not made responsible tend to avoid…
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It is NOT enough to have skill sets. Human relationships require ‘people skills’ rather than ‘technical skills’. For centuries, we educated our children to become good professionals. We overlooked the importance of being a human when interacting with each other. Being ‘human’ requires ethics and being professionals require rules. We have wasted our resources by focusing on and implementing rules. We have starved and generated unnecessary suffering for one another by becoming devoted followers of rules in our social interactions. Maybe it is time to open our eyes and connect with one another as humans. Maybe it is time to learn how to build relationships, how to make decisions, and how to manage adversities based on relational ethics. Maybe it is time to stay away from corporate rules and become ‘human’.
I’m nine hundred and fifty miles away. Without any delay, The thought of you has also traveled straight my way. And they say, Time helps the heart forget. Yet we shared nothing that makes me ache. Only my hope of being the one you yearn for. © Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2015
Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Founder of: MakeItUltra™ Audio version available| Click here “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein We all have bad days. Have you ever had the kind of day that makes you think, “What is it all about?” We might start […]
Capital is the intelligence of the world. Capital does not need the nation state, the old mythologies of the sovereignty of nations is giving way to the logics of the Global Empire of Capital. Reactions to this state of affairs across the globe has brought on the crisis and end games of nations everywhere, one that will […]
Another perspective on how the world will be in the future! Enjoy…