While it has been reported that our ancestors have been on earth for approximately six million years, the human form in its modern capacity only evolved about 200,000 years ago. Our more modern day civilization is really only about 6,000 years old, with the 1800s bringing in industrialization. In the scope of things, that’s a relatively short amount of time to really get ourselves sorted out with business productivity, work place relationships, handling dysfunction, etc. all while producing results in a dynamically changing environment.
My thought process in this article is that, whenever I talk to people about their organizations, it seems to all go to fixing s _ _ _ –I mean stuff— with a program, initiative, training or some other panacea. And, when we peel it back, it’s always something about a person or group of people. People are fundamentally the root of all of our joy, success, angst and disappointment.
So, if you believe my assertion that it’s all about the people we hire and how we enter and maintain our relationship with them, then you might find this article refreshingly basic and true to one of our core issues and maybe even beneficial.
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