In 2006 I’ve read an article about the stillness guru ‘Eckhart Tolle’ in the Dutch magazine ‘Happinezz’.
A lot has changed for me since that article, especially in the world of business.
Besides the confirmation of what I already discovered in life by myself, Eckhart Tolle brings a sort of new framework in his messages. It reveals not only how to live balanced as an individual but also how current businesses are encountering a new era.
Business as usual is no more, we are shifting personally towards internally motivated ways of working, while businesses (which are also humans doing things) are trying to keep things as they are.
This is a huge conflict which you can see everywhere,and often even within the same individually.
Internally a lot of us already know very clearly that things should change, but when we ‘need to go to work’ we start to neglect these internal messages again and keep on acting on the old consciousness, creating more suffering.
When you work on the abstract level of information like myself, you will encounter this sooner or later.
And when you open the box called ‘world of the information systems’ you will see very complex structures that tries to keep up with the developments of the world. But when you look closely enough you could discover that the information framework is not working or even not there. The cost of this imbalance is enormous, billions are spent, trying to create better systems.
There are currently too much dependencies or in other words ‘low coupling’ is absent, which are both essential values to create successful systems (look at your car, you are relatively independent in that system)
But when it comes to information systems it’s too often clutter and a mess of systems trying to share information, but unfortunately too often divided by so called ego- or self centric interests.
In my work I guide brave people like members of the board, innovative managers and entrepreneurs towards fully integrated information systems based in the new values of this time. Information systems that really rock and are able to adapt to the so needed change.
We formulate strategies together and create new systems with new values to bend the current affairs towards an united organization that will make the shift and survive these vibrant times.
Since 1998 Michiel has worked on Information systems & Management. He is currently active as an Entrepeneur in www.seelt.com and www.gvar.nl