“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is an often-used quote when trying to explain that scrutinizing someone based on something superficial is wrong”. By our very nature, we are quick to judge others. We criticize people on how they dress, how they behave and the general manner in which they live. But judgment is one of the most serious problems our society faces. By judging others, we are assuming certain things about their lives. We will not take the time to talk to the person and find out their story but we will waste time in judging and mocking them. Why is this?
July 2015 - Nand Kishore Chaudhary
I recently read a blog post from businessman, investor and philanthropist Richard Branson about putting humanity back into business. It is such a simple yet undervalued idea. For too long, businesses have been solely focusing on “the bottom line.” The prevailing attitude is that profits are king and let nothing and no one stand in the way of this. Many businesses have forgotten humanity. They have failed to recognize that it is the human beings that form the backbone of each and every organization. Treating these people with a little respect and kindness is the least that we as leaders can do.
There is a prevailing attitude among the general public that work equals misery. People joke about how they hate their jobs and the majority of their focus is spent on making plans for the weekend rather than focusing on the task at hand. The reason that these people “hate” their jobs is because they are not finding satisfaction in their work. At the same time, they don’t feel a real connection with their employers, nor are they motivated toward a purpose. Even the word “job” sounds negative, as if it is a task that needs to be crossed off our to-do list.