December 22, 2011
For the world of work to move forward everyone from the CEO to hourly employees must share in-common systems for communication. It’s a fact of doing business that has always been true and always will be true. There’s no amount of technology that can effectively replace human beings as primary organizational drivers. But in the absence of shared behavioral languages, which is what workshock is fundamentally about, it’s impossible for human beings to effectively communicate or forge any type of meaningful collaboration or collegiality in the workplace. Why? Because the fundamental circuitry that establishes mutual understanding and links people together exist on two dichotomous value systems and as Kipling said, ‘never the twain shall meet.’” How do we bring these two planes together? By recognizing that the meaning of work is changing in our society and not everyone reaches the new plane at the same time.