Why Romance Will Save Us
Life is inherently romantic.
Rich in sensory experience,
visceral by design,
laced with serendipity,
infused with enchantment.
Full of drama that yearns
to be played,
to be felt,
to be given away.
Why should work be any different?
The drive to optimise every inch
of our workplace experience
is surely done.
With scientific eyes,
we've let the natural world,
inspire & inform our business thinking.
We've looked deep into the essence of existence,
repurposed the organic blueprint,
for exponentially outstanding results.
We've learned that our return,
to who we've always been
is always the best 'innovation'.
But there is more.
There is a final frontier.
And all our worlds are pulling us toward it.
It's been the stuff that gets laughed,
or locked out of the boardroom.
It's the stuff that 'sounds great in theory',
but is hard to sell to the stakeholders.
It's the stuff that actually makes the difference,
but oh so few of us are willing,
to witness it
to name it,
to own it,
to be it.
It's the romance.
The beauty of being,
the deliciousness of our days,
the spontaneous flickers of intimacy,
It's everything we are anyway.
Even when we're trying so hard not to be.
As our lives become more digital,
more sanitised and impersonal,
as we seek to measure, automate & scale
every whisper of our experience,
yet unquantifiable is lost.
it's time to bring it back.
It gives me great pleasure to announce, in partnership with Talking Sticks, The Business Romantic 2017 Oz Tour.
A one-day conference for the brave exploring the radical humanisation of the workplace.