INTERVIEW ON THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SHOW, MEDIA PARTNER OF THIS SITE.
Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, welcomed Jonathan Kaufman to provide another commentary in a series.
As we cross the threshold into 2024 there is one question that continues to preoccupy my thinking, how will organizations develop a healthy work culture in the year ahead? In a time of tremendous uncertainty from the geopolitical landscape, of war in the Middle East and the Ukraine to a new Presidential cycle in the United States to people’s uneasiness with how AI will impact their jobs in the near future.
The weight of anxiety is something that will continue to loom large as part of the backdrop of global business practice. Perhaps we should heed the words of psychologist Rollo May when he said “Anxiety has a purpose. Originally the purpose was to protect the existence of the caveman from wild beasts and savage neighbors. Nowadays the occasions for anxiety are very different – we are afraid of losing out in the competition, feeling unwanted, isolated, and ostracized. But the purpose of anxiety is still to protect us from dangers that threaten the same things: our existence or values that we identify with our existence. This normal anxiety of life cannot be avoided except at the price of apathy or the numbing of one’s sensibilities and imagination.”
We must think of anxiety as part of our daily tool kit within business practice, it is safeguard to help those in the C-Suite, management, and the general employee pool develop a recognition of what’s important and find the tools that will satisfy their needs. Whether it’s the internal workings of an organization or customer needs, embarking on this new journey of a healthy work culture takes a deliberate act of understanding that reclaiming anxiety and seeing it as an essential tool for growth in business and in life.
With 1.8 billion people with disabilities on the planet and a buying power of $13 trillion the disability community was too often considered an afterthought. Yet things are changing. With a rise in social media and the growth of entrepreneurs and content creators with disabilities as well as recognition of major brands such as Microsoft, WalMart to Tommy Hilfiger among others there is a new understanding of the value of the Disability Economy and what it means for society at large. Jonathan J. Kaufman, President of J Kaufman Consulting who works at the intersection of business, disability, innovation, leadership and culture will explore this space and highlight these changes and its impact on the business world.
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