My Problem – OUR Survival
“If I ruled the world…” no longer works. Try living as an ‘island’ in personal, nonprofit, business, or governance and you will indeed become isolated.
My problems soon become yours – even if you are currently unaware of their encroachment. Everything that everybody does effects all of us, eventually.
So there is only ONE answer – WE have to cooperate.
(Blindingly obvious, but – Are we done yet?)
Politicians step right back into the old paradigm when they make promises. Business leaders mistake coercion for cooperation. The list goes on forever about THEM approaching OUR problems without US involved in planning the resolution, or reaping an equitable share in the benefits.
Transparency has virtually changed all that, really. The internet soon makes everything known. Six-foot fences were once rumored to be a standard in the Bible belt so that the neighbors couldn’t see each other drinking. With apologies to all (our) ‘religions’, that type approach no longer works on anything, for anybody, anywhere. Welcome to “Universe 2.0”.
So the challenge becomes to create local solutions within a global context. That holistic viewpoint is familiar theme in business enterprise management. What may be unfamiliar in Enterprise 2.0 is the open and social aspects of the new conversations. As we advance from being sold to by CRM to defining our needs and vendors by VRM to GRM (Global Relationship Management) – what may be unique is applying that open approach to local, regional, national, and international governance contexts where fences often divide.
Shared fences demand shared effort. Shared efforts demand shared benefits. Shared benefits demand shared insight. Shared insight demands shared inputs. Shared inputs come from collaboration, in a GRM approach.
Our shared “CollaborNation” – recognizes that your problem = our survival. What comes next is a means to give ‘U’ a stake in that Universe.
That movement is starting at the ‘edge of the virtual universe’ (internet) and will migrate into the center of our personal, nonprofit, business and governed lives.
Are we really ready for “…no more fences” ?
– we’re virtually there already!
ASK4™, a simple 4-question problem-solving tool that is used to create ‘unexpected consensus’ and sustainable results for those who agree to cooperate within and benefit from the U-Netted Nations™.
…and contribute their individual influence to equitable control of
the international Relationship Economy.
What’s about YOU? – care to comment?
– dare to COOPERATE?
Written by gsbigger
June 21, 2008 at 6:25 am
Posted in social networking
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