Survival of the Cheapest
Survival rules the marketplace, and for good reason. If you aren't pushing your company forward as a CEO, your company is falling behind. If you're too busy running your business, you're actually busy ruining your business. Ever heard that one? My point is that business owners get pulled in a thousand different directions, and that makes the job extremely hard to get right. Profits for shareholders become the priority and not the original service.
So, why does it have to be this way? If we don't ask questions like this we can get stuck in a rut, as a society, and the model that we thought was so great, starts to look less appealing when it stops working for most people. Free market is king and even the communist countries know this for a fact. The objective for a company in this model is, of course, to make as much profit as possible while maintaining a positive image with the public by offering an "important" product or service to humanity. This would be a fine model if CEOs never had anything to hide, but the truth is, many of them do, because they put profit over people nine times out of ten.
This can create a vacuum inside a company and cause massive distrust within its walls. When employees are treated like robots instead of humans, this starts to seep into the consumer's awareness- when people leave, and start telling the story. If the company is big enough, this won't disrupt the majority of their business, until something better comes along and takes over the market. And something better always comes along.
The people that make up your company are making it either better or worse. How much worth are you giving your employees? What's their environment like? Do they just want to go home and drink after a hard day? Or are they fulfilled and happy? If we don't ask these questions, how good are we as employers? Are we making their lives better?
We're evolving as a species and that means that the workplace, as we know it, is evolving too.
What's Next? Where Are We Heading?
The point of this blog post is to start to get a better understanding of the flaws in our current model for supplying the world with goods and services and why it's failing humanity. The status quo has beaten out the American Dream, and most people are pretty OK with that, until they aren't. The biggest problem with this complacency is that it doesn't move us forward. You don't know what you don't know, and that keeps you happy with your position. Or maybe you're one of the millions who aren't happy with the way it is. You feel like a hamster on a wheel, and you know deep down that something isn't right with this model.
There is, in my opinion, a way beyond the current model. Things have changed with our collective consciousness, and for me, that means that the world around us is also changing in response. The world is no longer all about "me". Things are rapidly turning the corner to being all about "we". The collective advancement of humanity and the environment that supports us, is starting to take center stage in our world. As we evolve our collective mentality, so too will our institutions start to transform, taking on a more wholistic approach, that takes into account all the efforts that make it succeed. Namely the people.
We're going to see an incredible shift in the way business is run, starting with companies like OWNR. It's our job to provide a safe and fair environment for people to improve their lives with our platform. It's also our job to make sure we have a positive effect on the greater environment and the people living here; and develop ways to reduce, if not eliminate, the biggest stresses we put on our world. It's our mission to do both of these things because we believe that, collectively, we can achieve greater and greater things for humanity and the planet that we live on.
We Need Everyone On Board
It's our mission to make commerce more sustainable. We hope to transform the world by combining commerce and manufacturing with sustainability and shared community resources. We're gonna need a team.
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