Making business human

 

HumanBusiness inspires organizations to evolve,

through bringing consciousness and compassion into the way we work,

in order to create integer, human-centric work ecosystems that liberate human potential and organizational resilience.

 

 

How do we organize work?

 

Current situation Vision
Stress and disengagement

85 % of the workforce in Europe is not fully engaged with what they are doing on a daily basis.                                                                                        

People are stuck in systems where they perceive their tasks as meaningless, not being able to see the bigger picture; having no time to care about externalities, because the pressure from the top of the hierarchy is constantly rising leading to more stress, short-term focus and resource exploitation.

The current organization of work, the system, is reaching its maximal capacity. The costs of an industrial way of organizing work are immense on a personal as well as organizational level.

1 out of 3 people has experienced at least one mental health issue in the last year, amounting to around 600 € billion of lost productivity due to absenteeism and presenteeism, where employees are physically present, but due to an unaddressed physical or emotional issue, distracted to the point of reduced productivity.

“There is evidence to indicate that the poor organisation and management of work plays a significant role in the development of mental health problems.” – European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

 In order to solve this challenge we need no better, no faster approach; we need a paradigm shift, a shift in our worldview, a higher level of consciousness in how we look at the organization of work.

Read more on how the way we work makes us sick

 A human-centric and socially sustainable organization of work

HumanBusiness envisions a future where we perceive organizations or work ecosystems as living organisms that are providing the soil for human flourishment, where we tap into the collective consciousness together. Creating engaging, life-affirming, regenerative systems (work ecosystems) that build on the principles of nature (evolutionary purpose, wholeness, self-organization, compassion, diversity) and are socially sustainable. In order to liberate human and organizational potential towards meaning and fulfillment as well as resilience and adaptability, respectively. Such an human-centric organization of work increases

  • personal well-being (mentally and physically),
  • organizational efficiency (ability to deal with increased complexity, unleashing creativity and innovation),
  • organizational integrity (developing authenticity and trustworthiness through aligning the beliefs of the collective with congruent practices of leadership, culture and structures of the organization),
  • long-term sustainability (legitimacy through the context the organization is embedded in, the stakeholders engaged with; social, environmental and financial sustainability),
  • and planetary regeneration.

 

 

 


 

How do you organize work in your organization?

Are you conscious about the organization of work in your organization?

The HumanBusiness Organizational Listening Service identifies the pulse of the organization. Making the system self-aware of its current organization of work to create authenticity and trustworthiness. Preparing the soil for creating an integer and harmonic organizational ecosystem that reflects the beliefs of the collective and is the foundation for organizational transformation and evolution.

 

Read more of how you can become conscious of your organization of work

 

 


 

Becoming a Businesshumanizer

 

HPortrait of the Businesshumanizerej, my name is Jens. I went from a disengaged, depressive employee to a purpose-drive social entrepreneur, after finding myself in a system or organization of work that was not aligned with what I believed and what my values were. The difference between the organizational philosophy and my perception of the world was simply too far apart. Still there was this inner curiosity and knowing that this cannot be the status quo, that I cannot accept things as they are. So I started searching for alternative answers on how we could organize work. In order to learn what approaches would be suited to express my own worldview, I had to become conscious of it, which started a journey of inner reflection and soul searching.

 

Read more about my story

 


 

Spreading consciousness

Perspectives on how to organize work alternatively and what personal development is required to implement those next stage approaches can be found on the HumanBusiness blog. The following articles provide a good start to dive deeper into the topic of becoming a human-centric organization.