As multinationals seek to become bigger, faster and stronger to compete on the global stage, theyre launching new corporate development programs to mobilize their workforce. And their efforts are reaching far beyond out-dated cushy executive retreats.
General Electric has a new advertisement running on television with the central character an 'idea' kind of a furry, non-descript creature, who is dismissed, dissed and detached until someone welcomes him to GE, and the 'idea' soon becomes festooned with colors and met with acclaim. Something new is scary sometimes, and many of us would avoid that 'idea' creature on the street.
Yeah right! They say it is never personal when they crush you in a deal or downsize you to the street. It is just business. However, we gnash our teeth and raise our hands to the sky, lamenting no clear means to better engage our Customers.
Ah, that box we all think within is ever constricting. Just consider how we now look at accommodations, dining, and transportation - the big travel, housing, and entertainment topics. Never mind, pondering a rental of our lawn mower, bicycle or trench coat. They are all available for the right price.
Any type of travel during Christmas week is a drudge. We want to get from point A to B with as little hassle as possible (this actually holds for the rest of the year, as well). Perhaps, our moods are better, for we are visiting family and/or friends. But, there is a different pace out there and intensity around these holidays. Grant me patience to be gracious.