In a recent article describing a conceptual conscious organisation John Renesch refers to Maslow’s colleague Carl Rogers and the ability of people to become their potentialities. He goes on to describe a higher level of ‘self-transcendence’.
“The Conscious Organization is one that is continually examining itself, committed to becoming as self-aware and responsible as it can at any given time in its life. It purposely creates a very low tolerance for dysfunction. It possesses the collective will to be vigilant about unresolved issues that might fester under the surface of awareness or otherwise go unnoticed like they do in so many organizations today.”
He quotes Einstein:
‘A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desire and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty/
Carl Rogers had been one of the major influences on the concept of a people-centered approach to business and economics, as I describe as putting love and compassion into business,
The article makes another interesting point.
“The Conscious Organization is one where the lights are always ready to shine wherever darkness is found. It is a fit for people who aspire to be more conscious themselves and are seeking work environments that support and stimulate their individual growth as conscious beings. Everybody in the Conscious Organization knows the discovery process and the enlightenment that accompanies it is valuable and takes responsibility for calling attention to it.”
Application, in which social media had a role was to go head to head with organised crime over the issue of children in institutional neglect asserting that every child deserves a loving family home.
The starting point was perhaps to argue against Friedman’s view on the purpose of profit.