for a more harmonious economy
Foundational assumptions about the way human relations and business function
1. Harmonious interactions are rhythmic balanced interchanges between parties.
In any complex network, each unit has natural surpluses and talents, i.e. things it can do well and gift to others, as well as deficits or potential areas of growth , i.e. things it would be grateful to receive help from others with. In a harmoniously balanced interchange, both parties offer that which they have in surplus (e.g. time, attention, money, wisdom, empathy, love, strength) in response to the genuine needs of their interaction partner--not for self-gain. Surpluses can be freely given in proportion to their abundance in the giver, since surpluses are generated by the life processes of each person.
2. When any party takes more than it gives in a human relationship, it creates disharmony.
For example if one person speaks too much in a conversation, they are taking too much of the person’s attention without letting them express their own thoughts--the exchange is imbalanced. Similarly, in business relations, if one company is taking advantage of another or of the consumer, that creates an imbalanced relationship. Even when parties are not aware they are being taken advantage of at the time, the imbalance causes lasting effects on the social fabric of our society and institutions, reducing their collective effectiveness, e.g. loyalty, business health, immunity to market disruption.
3. Harmony promotes sustainable healthy growth in organizations, while disharmony reduces overall effectiveness.
When a person experiences disharmony, they become frustrated and their outlook, personality, demeanor, and actions change as a result. This negativity transfers in micro-interactions throughout social and organizational networks propagating disharmony. Organizations can generate harmony by helping individuals cultivate their own personal value through cognitive techniques that unlock human potential. Harmony creates social value for people which inspires loyalty, creative thinking, and wealth generation.
4. Wealth is generated by the creation of new value through innovation using inspired thinking.
Ideas and money are not scarce resources, but infinite wells of potential that can be easily realized by all humans if they work to unfold their potential. When humans feel loved and supported in the journey of finding and expressing their personal truth and value, they generate wealth. When humans feel taken advantage of, they strive to maximize their own personal gain in fierce competition among perceived scarce resources. Harmony is created through loving human relations in all organizational networks.
5. A human realizes their wealth generating potential through genuine self-discovery in a harmonious environment.
During each person's individual journey, they come to understand their role in the interconnected whole of which we are all a part. A person's character emerges as a result of their outlook and interaction with society and culture, including small daily interactions with co-workers, family, and friends. Small changes in attitude and outlook at the individual level yield large systemic changes in organizations, institutions, and societies, since those changes spread exponentially and emergently throughout our interconnected networks.