The Forward-Thinking Workplaces body of knowledge and wisdom are co-created in a collaborative community where every voice matters. This includes our own personal contributions, the people we work and interact with, and the intelligent field.
Our work is always emerging, always changing, and always evolving to meet the unique individual strengths, weaknesses, and realities of each entity we work with.
This approach is in stark contrast to the way most try to improve upon the status quo — squeezing yourself into someone else’s system. When this occurs, the results are usually predictable: the real problem isn’t addressed, people are resistant to the changes, and the change doesn’t last.
Why is that? Because the people involved are the missing (and most critical) ingredient not included in the equation. They are considered employees (profit producing units that can be controlled) rather than humans who have a soul with unlimited potential.
A person or organization can start with what we co-created at Exploring Forward-Thinking Workplaces to ignite their journey or start from ground zero. People pick and choose what works for them and incorporate their own insights or relevant knowledge from other sources.
The Exploring Forward-Thinking Workplace conversation and interviews are a demonstration and example of what we are talking about here. It’s a way forward where we uncover better answers, better questions, better insights, and wisdom together with each other in ways that elevate everyone.
Groups or even individuals uncover their own wisdom to begin their own transformation to discover what’s right for them. In this way, transformation unfolds naturally and organically. The people, circumstances, problems, etc. are unique to each situation, person or group.
I really haven’t had an opportunity to implement these ideas fully in an organization in their current state, but what we have demonstrated is how this works within the community that has gathered around our work.
What I believe right now to be one of the best ways forward is to have an Exploring Forward-Thinking Workplace Conversation in the workplace. Several accomplished CEOs and others have reached this same conclusion based on our work.
Beyond that I talk about Forward-Thinking You, which is the sharing of my own personal journey and what I’ve learned that changed me from the inside out that allows this work to flow through me.
I’ve been doing this more personal work as I have evolved over the past seven years. The result is that my involvement helped to trigger change in individuals and groups to occur naturally and organically.
(Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from the full interview, which will be published at a later date.)