Friday, August 9, 2013

Human moments are disappearing @work

We are so busy these days and we are busy being busy with so many choices around.  The daily grind keeps us very busy all the times. We are busy in our various roles, Facebook, twitter and technology has taken us to a fast paced world.  

On the other hand, We are losing human connection at work. As we are becoming more and more mind centric, we are losing human-human / heart to heart connection. On research, I found an HBR article.

The Human Moment at Work by Edward M. Hallowell
  • Human moments are disappearing and that this trend will be accompanied by worrisome and widespread consequences.
  • To make the human moment work, you have to set aside what you’re doing, put down the memo you were reading, disengage from your laptop, abandon your daydream, and focus on the person you’re with. Usually when you do that, the other person will feel the energy and respond in kind. Together, you quickly create a force field of exceptional power.
  • “But sharing those financials creates trust and a bond. These people share their best ideas, they benchmark performance, and they give one another the support they need.”
  • The human moment provides the zest and color in the painting of our daily lives; it restores us, strengthens us, and makes us whole. Luckily, as long as we arrange our lives properly, the human moment should be easy enough to preserve. All we have to do is take heed—and make it happen.

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