Thursday, 2 July 2015

Healthy businesses: Where the world of theories end... and the missing piece has to be found!

"Everybody wants the magic, but nobody wants the mystery; a thing which has to be lived in a place where book knowledge has no meaning for all books are manuals of the world you already know that means the well-honed intellect the masculine theory of reason, will not save you, cannot free you. It is for a world, a business, whose time is over…"

Tensions or lack of motivation in your team. A negative atmosphere you cannot put your finger on and feel unable to solve it. Regular or long term sickness leave by persons with a burnout syndrome or stress? After all, we live in turbulent times which transmit quite a lot of insecurity in terms of politics and business.

CEO's and managers have a tendency to look for symptomatic solutions: replacing certain employees by other persons, applying of new motivation or bonus schedules, changing of team size or fusion with other teams, etc.

These measures may be useful at the short term but do not solve the root of the problem, which is in general a lack of communication, connection, and therefore motivation between the team members.

A more structural solution to improve communication and understanding in your business - be it between e.g. team members, management and clients, those being your human capital - which is so often underestimated. It is something intangible; and thus an element, which is not often enough described in economics books, as it cannot demonstratively be measured.

In an atmosphere where people feel valued, and free to express and implement their ideas and come up with initiatives, skills such as empathy, skills for conflict solving, a positive way to address and motivate others, creating synergy, can be learned. Mediators and conflict coaches will help you with special techniques and role plays, to make communication between people and your business flow again.

It is the possibility of a holistic approach, which will stimulate growth, inventiveness and new developments in your business. And such is so much needed in future!

 Alexandra Sitch
managing partner

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