During the Agriculture Age, people were ‘hired hands.’ They worked, told what to do, from Sun up to Sun Down. For what ever reason, people and things borke down, then replaced. During the Industrial Age, people were still told what to do. Like products and services, people were fine tuned and regarded as ‘company assets.’ In the Information Age, people are challenged, forget what you did, what they can do now. Companies welcome more than ever recognize the human genius and their timeliness. Billy Graham said, “The culture today is not defined by the past or the new, it’s defined by the latest.” Companies today learn that trusting people leads to the winning formula for success. They are striving to value the self-starting People Genius with vision, commtment communications, effectiveness and accountability.
In the Information Age the world is smaller and we know more about others and ourselves more than ever before. We are entering the Geodesic model where and when, values will lead to transformation within businesses. The Geodesic model is a honeycomb of free, open, easy, yet ‘sticky’ values exchanges among people. Before people were thought of as business assets. Now we are slowly beginning to recognize people as the ‘Human Genius’ of business. Our slowness in making this transformation relates to our behavior. You can’t change behaviors until you change the values people possess. Change the right values and behaviors will improve.
The ‘Human Genius’ on business teams soars to new heights of performance when team members have mutually shared values. It is this shift in values that elevates people to new levels of contribution and achievement in business. Understanding this simple, yet complex, value process leads to change, new growth and better results, ultimately benefiting our evolving business world in the 21st Century.