The Uplifting Power of Human Interaction

The Uplifting Power of Human Interaction

Contradictions are Complements

The meeting of two people or forces has enormous scope for tension and conflict. But it is at these points of contradiction that there is enormous scope for creativity as well. Reconciling contradictions gives birth to truths. It is only when we come into contact with people with different perspectives and priorities than our own that our perspectives widen. The difference between our way of viewing reality and what is presented by a situation, a person, a viewpoint or by a culture are opportunities for creative thinking and action. Be it contradictory ideas, opposing theories or people with differing views, when we try to relate and harmonize two opposites, what results is creativity and innovation.

Perfecting Organization through Values

People can work together only when a certain minimum standard is maintained, in appearance, manners, behaviour and character, by everyone. A certain level of work quality, ethics, harmony, integrity, patience and self-giving become necessary for teamwork. In this way, collaboration necessitates positive values. Values are essential for sustained success at any level, in any field. They are spiritual skills that cap physical, organizational and psychological skills.

Goals coordinate intentions. Organization coordinates action. Values are the ultimate instrument for the coordination of attitudes. Values effectively and creatively organize the concept of perfection that we strive for. When this uniquely human quality of positive values is combined to the productive power of organized human capital, we collectively become a limitless reservoir of creative power.


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Garry JacobsGarry Jacobs is President and CEO of the World Academy of Art & Science (USA), an international think-tank founded in 1960 by eminent scientists and intellectuals working on strategies to accelerate sustainable and equitable global development. For over forty years, Jacobs has been engaged in research in social development, employment, education, psychology, human-centred Economics, organizational theory and management strategies. He is also a management consultant and partner since 1987 in Mira International, a consulting firm providing management guidance to firms in a wide range of industries in the USA, Europe and India. The integrating theme in Jacobs’ work is consciously applying the process of growth and development as it expresses at the level of the individual, organization, nation and the global community. He is author of hundreds of articles on economics, business and global affairs and co-author of two business books on the process of corporate growth, a book on Indian development and a novel on spirituality and business. He is also the Chairman of the Board of World University Consortium (USA); Vice-President of Mother’s Service Society, an educational and social science research institute in India; Distinguished Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy and an international member of the Club of Rome

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