How much is your company at Enterprise Peace?
No, I am not talking about World Peace. In current times where war and threat of war make people fearful and worried all over the world it is beyond our reach to take specific or concrete actions to effectuate world peace, you might believe.
But, is this so?
Creating World Peace is, ‘distant’ , ‘far beyond my sphere of influence’, you might think.
But, how about ‘Enterprise Peace’? Is enterprise peace within your reach?
Is it common practice to be fearful and worried in your company? Or is it common practice to be joyful and happy? In present times of societal transformation there are enough occasions to be fearful and worried, like there are as much opportunities to be joyful and happy.
Is enterprise peace within your reach?
As enterprise executive it should. Who else is responsible for enterprise peace? You cannot leave it over to state politics. You cannot delegate it to your staff.
As enterprise professional it should. You cannot leave it over to your clients. You cannot hide behind your executives to take care for it.
Only when you are at peace, your enterprise is more peaceful. Only when your enterprise is peaceful, society is made more peaceful too. Is World Peace within your reach?
How to architect for enterprise peace?
Have you ever thought about this question from the stance of your profession, like if you are an architect? You can. Just do this exercise with me. Explore peace on one aspect (amongst many) you can architect.
Maybe you can agree with me. You experience peace in the moment. When you are at peace you have peace.
Can we architect moments of peace?
A hurdle comes our way. When do we think we need peace? True, when we are not at peace. When you have to plan for peace you do not have it. Then you are at ‘war’. Only in times of war, when there is threat of war, or when there is escalation of war, we make peace plans. But, in times of peace, how do we maintain peace? Don’t we do anything?
What are moments anyway?
Explore this phenomenon on next 5 aspects:
From architectural point of view, moments are units. Moments are units of space and time. Adopting the space perspective, there are moments here and there, there are moments everywhere. Adopting the time-perspective, there are moments before moments and moments after moments. Moments in the past, the present and the future. More concrete, moments have location and duration. They concern ‘situation’. Location and duration are the ‘containment’ boundaries that make moments units.
In or out
You can be in-the-moment. Then you experience the moment. You can be out-of-the-moment for example when you observe others, or when you reflect on past experiences or plan for future ones.
At best you experience peace here and now, doing so you are aware of it but you do not observe it. Thinking about peace (or planning for it) makes you are not experiencing it. So, best enterprise peace is NOT planned for. But is architecting not planning also? Contradictions rise. Do you notice it? How to architect peace NOT by means of planning?
Moments are instant. They come and go. They are real only on their location for their duration and then they are gone. Vanished. From the stance of moments, reality is instant. Life is instant. You only live here and now. You think here and now. Past is not real. Future is not real. Reality is now. Your imagination about past or future, your dreams, you have now. Again, real peace, you only can experience here and now. Instantly. The architectural question is, how can you let peace become apparent? Instantly? For you, for anyone in your company? In all situations?
Moments nest. Moments exist within moments. And within moments again. And so on. Your company is real only for certain duration on a certain location. Transience is inherent. The project you are working on in your company is momentarily. A moment within a moment. Activities you execute in your project are similarly momentarily. Likewise the thoughts you have during your activity. You can descend from comprising moments towards containing moments and you can ascend the other way around.
Architecturally, this is a position from the middle. Principally, there is an infinitum of more comprising moments and an infinitum of more containing moments. Just, start somewhere in this middle, choose your direction and proceed. Plan and design your moments or let moments emerge.
Here we already have a clue for architecting encompassing Enterprise Peace. Throughout the many nested layers Enterprise Peace can emerge from massive single peaceful thoughts. How to nurture this emergence, layer onto layer?
How can we have peaceful moments, moment after moment? What is the nature from which peaceful thoughts, and therefore Enterprise Peace can emerge?
Moments overlap. Experiences join. Clients and providers join in experiential moments. Same applies for staff in projects of all kinds. Same applies for any thought you have. You as subject are joined in moments of thoughts together with the object of your thought. All kinds of complexities rise from this overlapping. This is very interesting from architectural point of view. When architectural efforts are aligned on moments, ‘moment management’ becomes simple – a basic idea behind project, activity and event planning.
But that’s descending towards more containing moments. How to ascend towards more comprising moments? How can you let desirable, directed and encompassing moments emerge?
You are accustomed to engineering moments. You are accustomed to planning.
How can you become accustomed to moment emergence; have enterprise progress without the need of planning.
What is the quintessence of all emergence?
Maybe you are not aware of this, but this quintessence is within your reach. You have it already.
Consider space ↔ time. This polarity is the polar principle behind the reality of moments. Because of this polarity moments emerge and have all the features I just mentioned.
The space ↔ time polarity is one of many polarities existing, each having their own ability to instigate emergence, each having their own ability to turn conflict into harmony. Conflict and harmony are features of any polar situation. Understand polar situations; understand polar moments and you can turn conflict into harmony, war into peace.
Applied to your company, use polarities to enable Enterprise Peace.
With Enterprise Polarism I investigate and elaborate on the use of polarities in the domain of solution creation for systems and organization.
And you are lucky. Currently, I am developing a course about Enterprise Polarism. You can join in its developments. It is in beta, so it’s free.
Soon I’ll open a ‘development environment’ for this course. Enterprise Peace will be one of the topics I address. There is a prerequisite, however. It’s best to enroll in this course developments when you have watched the webinar:
“Your Pivot the Progress. Pick up the sole Sassy Secret Key to move your company through the societal transformation, return it to progress and have it sustain its progress, without conducting costly, distortive and time-consuming change programs ”.
Enterprise Polarism is a revealing new domain of the architecture profession. It’s not just a discipline enhancement. It is an enrichment.
What is the quintessence of this post? What I hope you’ve learned from this post is, besides practices of engineering enterprises, there is a second discipline you can adopt to progress your company. You can instigate and direct the emergence of your enterprise. I used Enterprise Peace as an example since peace is an emergent phenomenon, more than you can plan for it. I expect you can see the relevance of this practice in current times, in society and possibly in your company too.
So to learn more, join and register for the webinar now.
Proceed in good fortune,
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