Being considered a professional is important. But most of us are 'old' professionals, not old in age, but old in thinking style and approach to living. Old professionals separate science and spirit and think in terms of either/or - 'you're either for me, or against me.' New professionals connect science and spirit and think in both/and terms. Please read: The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit, available at www.WisdomAtWorkUSA.com.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Both/and Win/Win Thinking for Creating Jobs, Part 1
In the last post I wrote that, “If you always do what you
always did, you’ll always get what you always got! Enough! The door opens
inward. If you want things to be different, you
be different. Quit looking out and blaming. Be the change you want to see!
Begin shifting from either/or, win/lose
thinking to both/and, win/win
With that in mind, consider the best way(s) to create jobs.
Notice I wrote best ways. Typically
in the either/or, win/lose model
there is only one way, one size fits all. Clearly, common sense, which is so
uncommon these days, would say that with our complex, rapidly changing, high
tech world and economy there would have to be multiple ways of not just creating jobs, but doing everything. But
no, in spite of that, we get hung up, especially during this win/lose election
season, on the idea that there is only one way, either working on the demand side or the supply side.
What crap, either the demand side or the supply side! Why not both,
simultaneously? Duh! Also, we have focused too much on big instead of small, on
big corporations instead of small community business organizations like co-ops,
credit unions and employee owned companies. Such community focused business
organizations are not only more collaborative and democratic than the huge
monolithic multi-national corporations, they are also more democratic and
Community focused business organizations because they are
place based and rooted in community also tend to bring a different kind of
stability. They are not subject to the whims of predatory investors in search
of quick, short term profits; the jobs cannot outsourced; and the co-op can’t