Business and Consciousness
The TAI Group (150 W. 30th St., 14th Fl., Manhattan)
$25 suggested donation, registration required
If we are aware of the field of business and working-life as one of largely unfulfilled potential then what might we be called towards in order to transform it?
Most mainstream business practices are not very flexible, collaborative, inspiring or innovative. They succeed only very partially in mobilizing our intelligence, skills, wisdom and imagination. There is a growing feeling of disillusion and of stuckness as things fall apart and a sense in many people that somewhere there is a possibility of living and working together completely differently. This feeling grows more urgent as our economic and social crises deepen.
There are alternatives: other ways of doing business together that depend upon our individual and collective levels of awareness. They suggest new forms of social architecture characterized by collective intelligence and transparency.
In this evening we will inquire into the consequences of bringing higher levels of consciousness into business, and in particular what this can lead to in terms of leadership, and of innovation and creative potential. How much do we want to transform the whole field of business activity, and at what cost?