A WORD OF INTRODUCTION
"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."
- Albert Einstein
Primarily, an organization is a team. Or at least, that is what it should be.
The bigger the organization, the more it is divided into smaller, specialized teams.
Let's play the definition game : an organization is a gathering of individuals working together in a structured way in order to serve a common goal and produce specific results.
A coherent, smoothly operating team is characterized by qualities of resilience, creativity, flexibility, open communication and structural efficiency. It leverages powerful results and provides its members with a satisfying social experience that promotes their individual growth.
So, what happens when a team is disjointed, when communication between its members is poor, and it looks like everyone is trying to shoot in their own direction ? Well, on the short term, it's clearly not going to help with achieving the common goal and producing the desired results. On the long term, it could even threaten the very existence of the organization itself.
But before it gets to that point, all kinds of unpleasant symptoms are going to manifest : conflicts, low productivity, low morale, dysfunctional communication, you name it. A low coherence team can be a very frustrating experience for its members, and a nightmare for its leaders.
In fact, in many ways, an organization can be likened to a living organism. The good health of a biological system depends on good communication between the cells. If that communication is disrupted or impaired, dis-ease will settle in.
So, proper communication within a team, and within the larger body of an organization, is of vital importance. That is a statement that is unlikely to attract any objection. But the question is, what kind of communication do we want to put in place, implement and integrate?
I believe communication is not just about what we say, or even how we say it. It is also about where we say it from. What state of mind, state of being, state of consciousness are we in when we say or write things? What I'm saying here is that communication can only be coherent if it is integral. Integral communication is authentic communication. It can also be called holistic communication, and empathy is a vital part of it. If communication is not integral, it cannot be fully coherent; it is, to various degrees, deficient.
Integral Authentic Communication will dramatically increase the synergy within a team. It will make it more efficient, more harmonious, more productive, more pleasant to work with. My approach, the Accelerated High-Performance Team Maker, is the implementation of Integral Authentic Communication within a team. It is based on neuroscience and human dynamics, and integrates insights gleaned through ancent yogic traditions an their systematic study of human consciousness in its multiple levels and dimensions. Its three complementary aspects are:
* Conflict Prevention and Resolution
* Group Consciousness
* Stress Prevention and Management
Each of these three aspects has its specific emphasis, while dovetailing and producing a feedback loop effect with the others.
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