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Humanize the language of business

“The noblest human ideals must become the noblest business ideals.”

The goals of management are usually described using words like “efficiency,” “advantage,” “value,” “superiority,” “focus,” and “differentiation.” Important as these objectives are, they lack the power to rouse human hearts. To create organizations that are almost human in their capacity to adapt, innovate, and engage, management pioneers must find ways to infuse even the most mundane business activities with deeper, soul-stirring ideals and to develop an authentically homegrown vocabulary for communicating their ambitions. How you talk reflects how you think (and how your organization works). If you want to inspire people to extraordinary accomplishment, the language of honor, truth, love, justice, and beauty can no longer be relegated to the fringes of management discourse and action.

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Humanize the language of business

“The noblest human ideals must become the noblest business ideals.”

The goals of management are usually described using words like “efficiency,” “advantage,” “value,” “superiority,” “focus,” and “differentiation.” Important as these objectives are, they lack the power to rouse human hearts. To create organizations that are almost human in their capacity to adapt, innovate, and engage, management pioneers must find ways to infuse even the most mundane business activities with deeper, soul-stirring ideals and to develop an authentically homegrown vocabulary for communicating their ambitions. How you talk reflects how you think (and how your organization works). If you want to inspire people to extraordinary accomplishment, the language of honor, truth, love, justice, and beauty can no longer be relegated to the fringes of management discourse and action.

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We are proposing a communication tool that will help people in different parts of the world (or a country) and working in a same organization, to integrate and work better.
Workload (and thus needed workforce) will drop due to technology and automation, so what society are we tending to ? Will there be room for prosperity? For Capitalism ? For trade ?
Hack by Jimmy Van de Putte on May 9, 2012
With most purpose agenda driven sustainability solutions, being centered around –just changing our personal choices to reduce the carbon footprint, as opposed to changing our lifestyle first, before c
Hack by Charles Prabakar on June 19, 2011
Just 15 years ago the idea that business should place a social objective ahead of its responsibility to investors was considered economic heresy.In just the last year that perception has been changed
Story by Jeff Mowatt on July 25, 2012
Did you ever watch the movie "Paths of glory" from Stanley Kubrick with Kirk Douglas?
Story by Olivier Lavergne on November 30, 2010
What is so great about Retail Xpress?It’s only a revolutionary, unique, all-in-one retail software developed to make running a business easier than ever!So what exactly makes it so unique and revoluti
Hack by Emeka Ikwukeme on February 1, 2019
Are we really resources? What is "Human" resource? Is it time to give us all the benefit of doubt and qualify ourselves better?
Hack by Himesh KC on June 16, 2014
How often did I hear managers tell me that the way they had to behave did not reflect who they were any longer, their behaviour was dictated by the system they were in, it was coming from the top down
Hack by Olivier Lavergne on December 1, 2010
The "Gambling Joint" is a simple, bare-bones organizational pattern that I believe can produce a living and fun organization.
Hack by Fabio Cecin on March 29, 2012
Bart was my first Chef at the Admiral Benbow hotel in Birmingham. He set up the kitchen and planned our daily luncheon buffet. The buffet was a great success.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on January 24, 2017

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