OK…you might think that’s true…or you may think it isn’t.
AND – you might think - even if it is true…what difference does that make?
Here’s the point:
Many people are struggling with their work.
I suppose people have said that for generations. But, now, struggling at work seems to be a worse problem than it used to be.
If you do not agree then please do not read on.
If you are still reading then you are interested in people struggling at work. Maybe you are a life-long student of self-development and you want to expand your knowledge so you can continue to excel at work…sharpening your saw…keeping your leadership tools up to date and in good working condition]
Maybe you are trying to figure out why your work seems to be less successful than it used to be…and you want some solutions.
Maybe you want to learn so you can help other people struggle less as they go about their work.
Back to Business contains only 3 things: People, Process, & Situations.
Q: Is that true?
A: Nobody has proven otherwise…until someone can prove there are more than 3 things we will not change our minds. There is no need to over-complicate things. In fact, the opposite is true: there is a need to simplify things. So, we challenge any over-complication of the content of business. Business contains only 3 things.
Q: OK, only business contains only 3 things – what difference does that make?
A: Since you are still reading, you know people are struggling in business. And, probably, you want to do something to relieve that struggling. One way to begin to relieve business struggling is to clarify and simplify things to the extent that is possible and practical. Do your part to clear the fog of business. Defining the components of business in a simple/straightforward way is the best way to start.
So – Business Contains Only 3 Things: People, Process, & Situations.
You can start with these 3 basic elements of business. You can focus on each one. You can focus on how each of the 3 interrelates with the other 2. Then you can increase your ability to understand the sources of the struggling at work that naturally happens when all 3 basic elements are mixed together in your business workplace.
The more you know about the basic elements of business and how they interrelate the more you will understand the keys to reducing work struggles.
We have approached the topic – What is Business All About? – from several perspectives: psychological, social, and business-bottom-line to name a few.
We have read the education provided by numerous authors. For example, here are some thoughts and excerpts provided by Alvin Toffler in his book, ‘Future Shock’.
Related to what we call the basic elements of business, Toffler described 5 relationship experiences people have, ‘outside of themselves’. Toffler taught, people have only 5 relationship experiences, they are:
- Relationships with people
- Relationships with things
- Relationships with places
- Relationships with institutions and organizations
- Relationships with ideas and information
Quote: "These five relationships -plus time- form the fabric of social experience. This is why, as suggested earlier, things, places, people, organizations and ideas are the basic components of all situations."
This quote provides seeds you can use to help you develop a different perspective of people and the huge impact situations have on people. These are the 2 most-important elements of business and knowledge of and skills around these 2 elements are the foundation for great leadership.