Have you ever wondered if people can live under a competition-free business environment yet have a strong economic world where business support business instead of stepping on and destroying others? Yes I have, and I’ve known the solution in creating the peaceful and equal business environment. Not trying to sound arrogant, but aren’t we all desperately searching for this equal and friendly economic “Utopia”?
I’ve recently had chances to learn more about the meaning of Humanism in Business through several articles and had found some of them fascinating. In my opinion, Humanism in business is a way of applying morality into the global economy; this implies that a successful economy environment shouldn’t only focus on rational strategies in making tons of money but focus on sharing mutual respects in relationships between businesses.
Respect- Mutual Respect in Human business society
Follow what I have just said; the vocabulary “mutual respects” could be the key word in what I’m going to explain now. Business people nowadays have discovered that in order to keep the economy up, we can’t just focus on making money and providing a lot of jobs.
In the working space earlier as my dad’s generation, people in higher status in a company (such as boss and manager) tended to treat their employees without any respect because they thought this is the only way to execute their power. But after a period of time some employees choose to backfire; it is obvious that the poor relationship between boss and employees doesn’t benefit either side.
The book “Humanism in Business” stresses the idea that creating a “Humane business society” is indispensable in improving the world economy over the long-term run. Humane business society emphasizes equal voice and mutual respects within a work area or the entire economy world.
Believe- Emphasize Individual achievements:
Humanism in business specifically focuses on individual behaviors and ability to change or preserve a humane business environment. It is said that everyone can be a change maker in economy regardless of your position in a company. I can totally second this trend or act applying in the world we live in now: we see the world full of young creative artists and intelligent engineers flourishing their work in different areas. But when we bring the same case and apply it in the world forty years ago, these people probably wouldn’t get any respects and receive any accepts from the society simply because of the stereotypical thoughts about young people lacking perspectives and experience.
The creation of humane business society has ended the infantalization of young people in workspace and has stressed the importance of respecting or judging a person by individuality. At the end we prove that individuals have the power in changing the world: more people engaging; better success in achieving great economy!
Perspective- Not necessary One-dimensional human being:
However, focusing on individuals and their own achievements doesn’t mean everyone has to be selfish and ego-centered; there is a difference between being a creative individualized entrepreneur (or social Business Entrepreneurs) and being a one- dimensional human being. The Author of “Humanism in business” specifically compares these two types of people:
“We then create a one-dimensional human being to play the role of entrepreneur. We insulate him from other dimensions of life, such as the religious, the emotional, the political, and the social. He is dedicated to one mission in his business life: maximizing profit. ”
We tend to long for success and thus become competitive with others. In most times we fail to corporate with other competitors and thus lose the chance in creating or doing something better.
Collaborate– becoming a social business entrepreneur and creating a humane business society:
It probably sounds really hard to eradicate and getting yourself away from these competitive business environments. But as the below quotes states, the fact is that being cooperative and supportive is actually the essence of human being,
“Most people take pleasure in helping others and all religions encourage this quality in human beings… he has actually graduated into another world, the business world with its limitless expansion possibilities. This is a moment worth celebrating… ”
To create this humane business society, every individual not only has the power to show their brilliant work but also understand the importance of sharing and team up. The people have those values can thus be called the “Social Business Entrepreneurs”. These people know that cooperate with other people not only benefit themselves, but benefit others and the entire society.
In order to follow the rule of Humanism in business, it is important to have a humane business society, and the key to achieving this peaceful and successful society is that everyone becoming a Social Business Entrepreneurs: Being individualized yet cooperative.
Respect, Believe, Perspective and Collaborate