Anti-realists infect business

Started by Sir Jessy of Anti, Dec 17, 2003, 10:55 PM

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Sir Jessy of Anti

Well this was an interesting article.  Some quotes:


As the world's most dominant institution, and the one most capable of rapid change, business must take responsibility for promoting not simply private gain but the common good, these leaders say.

There is that phrase again....the 'common good'.   What is that exactly?


Many see the push for change as the desire of people to lead lives more in tune with their spiritual values. "The pain and frustration around the workplace and the anger about corporations has grown dramatically," says Judi Neal, head of the Association for Spirit at Work (ASAW). "People want to find more meaning in work and to see business transformed to run on different principles."

Oh dear.


"Instead of what you see is what you believe, it's what you believe is what you see," says Rinaldo Brutoco, president of the World Business Academy (WBA)

Reality does not exist to this individual.


Patricia Aburdene, coauthor of the Megatrends books, sees the rise of spirituality in the workplace as "a trend that is about to become a megatrend."

Oh dear again.


  A convergence of the movements of social responsibility and spirituality.

Bad idea.


"All this is coming together to create a transformation of capitalism," Aburdene predicts. "The tenet of the Milton Friedman school that the sole purpose is to create economic value for shareholders is seen as having led us down the path to troubles, and this is compelling a rethinking of our philosophy of business."


I am not against spirituality, just the integration of business and spirituality.   For all I care, people can be as spiritual as they want - just
don't try to force it on me, and don't make it company policy.


Admittedly, the corporate world isn't rushing to sign up. "Even though you can show that those [some] organizations with a spiritual orientation outperform others, even on the profit side, only a tiny percentage of business leaders 'get it,' " says USC's Mitroff. "It's a different mind-set between reactive, bottom-line-driven organizations and those that are more humane, driven by higher values."

At least someone is finally talking some sense.
"The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master." -- Ayn Rand<br /><br />

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