Oddly enough, all businesses are what I would
consider a living breathing organism however, some individuals don’t necessarily understand the ‘3:23 Formula’. We live in a fallen world and unfortunately most companies don’t authentically care about their people, because people don’t authenticlly care about people. So when company leaders decide to make cuts, layoffs, and implement positional realignments tenure, commitment, work ethic, and prior successes matters not! If you are a business leader profit should never be greater than people because without people there would be no profit! It’s incumbent that all business leader(s) create and foster a healthy work environment governed by purpose, balance, fulfillment, and opportunity! Companies that run as machines and not as living organisms life span is approx 40-50 years. Yes, a good stretch indeed, but the goal is legacy not just history! The selection of companies that thrives for hundreds of years understand good people are assets not liabilities. Their business understands the foundational principle in the 3:23 Formula and as such they create a culture that allows their employees to change ways of working in response to changes in their environment, they are tolerant, open and adaptable. Profit was a byproduct of good company health because their people are emotional, physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy! I don’t know what business I’m talking to nor what leader that is precariously treading on sheets of ice but, what I do know is in order to have succession you need people to pull up! You can either be a machine or a living organism, but you can’t do both…..the choice is yours!