What Does It Take For An Organization To Change Its Mindset?

A Roadmap to Corporate Consciousness
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CHANGING ONES OWN MINDSET CAN BE CHALLENGING – BUT CAN YOU SHIFT AN ENTIRE ORGANIZATION?

If you have ever tried to make a lifestyle change, perhaps to exercise more, eat healthier, spend more time with loved ones and less time at the office, you know what a challenge it can be just to make a small change in behaviourial patterns.

If you think it is challenging to change behaviours, consider how much more challenging it is to make significant mental or consciousness shifts, for oneself, and particularly, for an entire organization.

So, how on earth do you begin to shift?

A DIFFERENT KIND OF LEADERSHIP

If you have been following our posts on the changing nature of the work place, and if you agree organizations are in a transition between an industrial, manufacturing , capitalistic model; to a model of social and spiritual capitalism, you will appreciate how everyone in the organization needs to think very differently than they have in the past.

There are a few ways or circumstances under which a leader can effect consciousness change.

1.  A SIGNIFICANT EMOTIONAL EVENT

Unfortunately, the most common trigger for making a huge mental shift will arise from a significant traumatic or emotional event. Such an event dos not guarantee change will occur but it does set up the context for awakening to the need for things to be done very differently than they have been in the past. The current global economic crisis could be such an event. Some organizations will see this as a temporary inconvenience and will continue to do what has always worked in the past. Others will see it as a wake-up call and will seek to make totally new connections with their customers, shareholders, products and services.

2. THE LEADERS CHANGE

Most great achievements have been accomplished through the vision of a small number of leaders. For your organization to adapt to changing circumstances, it is necessary to either replace the leadership team, or for the leaders themselves to desire to make a transformational shift in their own consciousness, and, in the way they provide leadership to others. David Hawkins, in his book, Power vs Force, believes it takes only a few people operating a higher consciousness to skew the curve in a positive direction.

3.  MEDITATION

Considerable research has been conducted on the power of meditation to create stronger links to the pre-frontal cortex brain functions where we access capacity for empathy, ethics and spirituality. Practiced on an individual level, this would be significant but consider the synergistic impact of a group meditation in the workplace to create a context of calmness, and to open doors for higher cognitive reasoning and creativity.

4. MENTORS

When highly skilled athletes realize they need to change their game plan, they do not attempt to do it on their own. They change coaches. Consider hiring coaches for your organization to facilitate your team and your leaders to a new awareness. To use this approach, however, it must be heavily supported and fully-engaged in by the leadership team. This is not about getting someone to fix “those people” while the management team does little or nothing to shift their consciousness. This is not about a change in behaviours, it is about a shift in consciousness, which then creates a new way of seeing the world, a new way of accessing options. This new consciousness becomes ingrained and forms the new culture of the organization.

5. ALIGN WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE ALREADY MAKING THE SHIFT

When we are in transition, it is easy to slip back into the old behaviours and thinking patterns. Identify organizations who have made or who are making a shift in consciousness. Create discussion groups or mentoring teams. Helping your organization will strengthen their commitment to the direction they are headed, so they will also benefit from this relationship. Make certain the discussions are open to provocative comments designed to move both organizations to a better place.

I do not believe this Mindshift is about choice…maybe we will do it, maybe we won’t…this is about survival. The organizations who “get it”, early on, will be the ones who survive the current global financial crisis. And they will be the ones who also, very soon,  become aligned with the current global social, environmental and spiritual awakening that is growing at a monumental speed.

Your organization can BE tomorrow’s success story – through  a shift in consciousness.

BLESS BLESS
JUDY BERG

If you know a company that is making a Mindshift towards serving humanity while still turning a profit, we would like to know about them. Let us know by contacting::
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Organizational Behaviour Consultant
author: Imagine Your Soul Abundant: Attracting Success, Fulfillment and True Happiness
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