Summary: “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
John F. Kennedy
Do not you hate when people talk about the “good old days” days? Everything was perfect, and there were no problems. I’m not going to carry on that path, but organizations can learn from the past. Life has not always been rough for people. Life was once simple. Let’s explore how this experience can help our contemporary organizations. Leaders must return to agrarian values to maximize success. First, the technology did not automatically improve society. In over 50 years, America has moved from rural to urban domestic and international markets. Critchfield, the author of trees, what do you expect, argues that these advances have weakened our fundamental values such as family tradition and work ethic. Second, the disintegration of the agrarian code has destroyed our moral stability. Davidson, Broken Heartland author suggests that technology and economic prestige of the agricultural system brought a number of social ills such as poverty, depopulation, and erosion soil.
By contrast, organization leaders can use our agricultural heritage as a competitive advantage. May argues that this could happen in a modern society, if society rebuild social solidarity and promotes small working groups, which argued that a society so removed from nature that lose sight of its meaning. Critchfield advocates the use of an agricultural model, as the ideal cultural model. Why? Land Securities promote teamwork while the maintenance of individual independence.
Finally, I would suggest that humanity is moving further away from its agrarian calls (ie, collection information, focused on technology), the harder it will lead to “emerging Workforce. Underdeveloped countries are adopting Western technologies, while the abandonment of land. Head is not necessary to till the land to gain credibility, but it helps when it is not his followers such as land, either. Celebrate life’s simple things like the agrarians. Start today!
Critchfield, R. (1991). The trees, what do you expect. Washington, DC: Island Press.
Davidson, O. (1990). Broken Heartland: The Rise of America’s Rural Ghetto. New York, NY: The Free Press.
Wren, D. (2005). The evolution of management thinking. Hooboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.