CONSCIOUSNESS QUOTIENT: The New Success Formula
Let’s begin to understand the idea of Consciousness Quotient by taking a quick journey into the ‘quotient’ phenomenon.
Schools & Businesses wanted to know the IQ scores of prospective Students & Employees with the idea of taking in the best.
Mainstream beliefs, Structures of Organisations and available knowledge supported this belief.
This was the time when the ‘Industrial Economy’ had peaked. The signs were around us.
In Corporations, principles of Scientific Management were adopted ie Management by pure numbers and data analysis.
Organisations that managed processes based on scientific fact, employed good strategy & hired managers with good Intelligence Quotient were considered to have competitive advantage.
Universities & Schools used IQ screening tests to pick the best students so they could produce great minds and stay competitive.
Parents would worry if their child had a low IQ score!
So in an economy that thrived on technology and science, the key personal success parameter was the INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT.
Like all grand ideas which fade with the onset of time, the Industrial Economy gave way to the Service Economy and the Knowledge economy through the first decade of 2000.
The premise of this shift was quiet simple. in the Industrial economy, Manufacturing provided for more that 60% of the worlds GDP, Gross Domestic Produce.
As we shifted to the services economy, more that 75% of the worlds GDP came from the services sector or the knowledge economy.
As the drivers of economy changed, a whole host of adjustments occurred in our understanding of organisational and personal success.
Scientific management which relied on Good strategy & Process to remain competitive had to adapt itself to changing times.
In this economy, the classical 4 P’s of product marketing had to expand to 7 P’s of services marketing.
We began to realize that, apart from having good strategy and solid processes, the key ingredient to true competitive advantage was and insightful management of Human Resources.
Phew! for the first time Managers moved from viewing Factory workers as numbers on a chart, to recognizing that treating them with respect was indeed Profitable!
In the Services Economy, true success came from processing of Knoweldge and more importantly management of people.
So top executives with good IQ & great strategy were replaced by those who had better EQ (Emotional Quotient).
The economy, systems, processes and base level understanding were in congruence with this idea.
Since 2005, we have seamlessly slid into the “Experience Economy” or the “Transformation Economy”.
Organisations that focus on providing rich cohesive experiences & transformations to customers drive the economy today.
To truly have competitive advantage it is important to get strategy, process and people to work together in seamless harmony and deliver a cohesive and desired customer transformation.
Business of tomorrow focus on personal transformations as their key value offering.
Have you noticed the sudden spurt in wellness centers, Gymnasiums that offer to change how you look or feel?Or the revival of methods like Ayurveda, Yoga & Mediation that transform our health & way of Living?
As Market, Academia and Skill sets adjust to the demands of a new consumer in a new economy, we realize the need of a new skill that will be essential to succeed in this new paradigm.
Since December of 2012 the number of people who speak, inquire and research the idea of Consciousness and Transformation have exploded.
Philosophers, Physicists, Authors, Visionaries and New Age Spiritualists believe we are going through the next big leap in evolution called the ‘Conscious Evolution’.
In this phase of rapid progress, the ability of individuals and organisations to be aware of themselves and their relation with humanity & the universe is said to be the key to success.
Leaders like Deepak Chopra, Barbra Max Hubbard, Ekhardt Tolle, speak of the future organisations as an entity that focuses its vision and core beliefs on bettering the human condition.
As the global Consciousness Quotient or awareness expands, more populations will desire to support, consume and subscribe to ideas, movements, products and services that quite simply are Conscious.
As the Consciousness quotient of the world increases, it will attract into it people who recognize the idea of consciousness.
Now that you are entering the Conscious Economy, do you have what it takes to succeed?
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