Evolving the way we do business
We all speak about disruption; we all speak about the importance of people, both in our business relationships and in the technology that has to make people’s lives work better. Still, in all our advancements toward transparency and democratization, human & social capital is continually the missing link in innovation. The human element in business is the primary issue I speak to. The greatest achievement would be to leverage our community and the technology behind it, to more intelligently advance our ability to understand and invest in the individual and cultural experience.
What Is Necessary
Leaders in every position, in every vertical, struggle to navigate the fears, concerns, and needs of their audience, the people they work with, and those they have themselves. How do we become smarter in our approach to leadership, business structures, and expectations, in limiting the destruction that entrepreneurs face at some point in their partnerships, and ultimately, in dealing with the lack of alignment between companies and their brands? As we develop more sophisticated forms of transacting, securing, and connecting ourselves to information, and as we further ourselves in the digital world, we also need to create more sophisticated ways of relating. We need greater prioritization of the intangible and less measurable human experience. As we move more rapidly into an intelligent dependence on technology, these innovations tend to lean solely on the tangible, and trackable, when so much of the human experience lands in our relationship to multiple and simultaneous experiences, often in forms of feelings, that are not traceable.
I work with many conscious innovators that are concerned with this topic, but few are able to take more responsibility in the fact that the most powerful tool we have in the advancement of how we experience the business of our business, is ourselves. How we treat one another and how we personally invest in the people around us is so basic that we forget to give enough consistent attention to how our businesses might be failing the people we work with and the people (customers and potential customers) that we hope will value our technology.
Speaking Topics Include:
Human & Social Capital as the Missing Link in Innovation
We understand how to create and iterate new technology, but how we do business for ourselves and with the people we work with every day, remains too much the same. The decentralized tech space is disrupting many ways in which people transact in the outside world, but is still yet to disrupt the human parts of how we do business inside our companies that directly affect how our customers and the world experience our brands.
What Does it Really Mean to Invest in People?
VC funds all say we invest in people, not in ideas or projects, but what does that really mean and how can both investors and entrepreneurs gain more intelligence in understanding people risks and opportunities? And how can we locate more honest evidence of healthy partnerships and weed through the bullshit?
Preventing Problems as Well as Solving problems, the Value of Avoiding Unforced Errors
Founders and leaders can be idealistic, and like most busy people, without the bandwidth to deal with everything all at once. How can we learn to invest more in preventing experience problems rather than primarily deal with them after they surface?
There is What We Do & How We Do It
Investigating why “the how” matters in business.
Ni’coel is a rare gift to any organization seeking clarity, emotional well-being and cultural flourishing. While her experience and striking intelligence speak for themselves, it is how she makes people feel, the intrinsic value she places on others, and her generous gift of time and energy. Working with Ni’coel energized and inspired me to widen my perspective and deepen my own commitment to human potential.Tarini Bauliya