Perception. For Managers. An underdeveloped cultural technique?
What do we perceive – as true?
A difficult question. What is clear is that we do not perceive the world, the so-called »objective« word, that apparently surrounds us all. Instead, we perceive our own perception. We perceive our senses with which we construct our world. But why, then, do we pay so little attention to our perception, to our senses? Why is »perception« such an underdeveloped cultural technique nowadays?
Perception seems to be much like the rumour we’ve heard about quantum physics: when we pay it attention, it changes. When we concentrate on a particle … it is no longer what it had previously appeared to be. There is no »pure« perception, no factual, reliable source that could provide us with valid evidence. As such, we are left with only one path to self-perception, the roundabout route around our surroundings: we perceive ourselves by »constructing« something, creating something, making something. Namely the world. In our perception we make the world – our world.
The secret of our world
That might be the fundamental secret of our autopoietic world: perception and creation are one and the same. Perceiving by creating. Creating by perceiving. Spaces, objects … but also relationships, processes, entire systems…
It sounds downright paradoxical: in order to make perception perceivable, »tangible«, you need practice! In that case, is practising perception a basis for creative competence? That is what we are currently exploring. And to that end, we have developed a dedicated creative seminar that addresses people on every level … with facts about our perception, with fascinating reports on people’s experiences, »best practice« examples, but also with our own, authentic accounts that enable us to learn from each other … and of course a whole host of training courses – »Sinnestrainings (sensory training courses)« – to raise our awareness of our own, individual systems of perception.
What is it all for?
To revitalize the path from intuition to inspiration to innovative energy. The blossoming and development of our skills of perception can help us in our everyday working lives – in our so-called »business« – to achieve a higher level. It is strange, but »sensing ourselves« is becoming a crucial, »tacit« additional competence in our high-performance society. After all, with increased skills of perception we not only perceive ourselves better, but above all our fellow humans: we find it easier to make decisions, communication becomes easier and clearer, which means that we can enhance our scope of activities. And ultimately, with more perception we can also find more sense. That allows us to spread our wings .:.
And why »For Managers«?
In our hyperactive age, everyone wants to and has to carve out a career for themselves. Even people who are only just starting their professional careers can call themselves »managers« nowadays. Sales staff are now sales managers … countless professions have been made more attractive like this.
Often, however, this career – especially fast and steep career climbs – succeeds far removed from any sense-making. In the long term, this leads to losses, to human losses. That is when the manager’s heart has to sound the alarm: when you can identify a sensory loss that is proportional to the financial gains. The overall net result threatens to be adversity!
Sensory stimulation could be the answer. Balance.
In this sense, we are calling our next creative workshop:
Perception. For Managers.
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