The following is an excerpt from the revolutionary book: Reinventing Organisations by Frederic Lalou.
“In his book The Living Organization, Norman Wolfe suggests an insightful distinction between three types of energy fields in the workplace: Activity, Relationship and Context
With Activity he refers to the energy of action, the “what we do and how we do it. Relationship refers to the energy brought to the interactions; what we say, how we say it, how we relate to each other. Context in turn is the energy of meaning and purpose, of connection with a larger whole.
In the machine paradigm, Activity is all there is. It is no surprise, then, that leaders in traditional organizations naturally focus their energy o the Activity field, the problem solving, decision-making, troubleshooting, and so forth. In my experience, most of them view the field of as a necessary evil, an area they need to invest some time in, because sometimes interpersonal frictions threaten to slow down the machinery. The energy field of Context is often outside of their conscious focus altogether."
The physical and emotional environment in which your staff, clients and stakeholders work within has a direct impact on their capacity to enjoy the work that they are doing.
As our relationship with ourselves directly impacts our relationship with every one and every thing around us it is important to invest in the internal culture of our individual staff members as well as the external culture of the environment around them. It is a two way relationship that must be continually maintained in order to create a sense of Wholeness in the Workplace.
Our Cultural Consulting services start with a workplace assessment so that you may respond to the direct needs of the people and places in which you work.
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