To experience better relationships, it is crucial to create an atmosphere where collaboration and co-creation are possible. Integration among people of society can help us come together, solve problems, and create a greater level of perceptibility.
This is the topic of a recent Society 2045 interview. Society 2045 has an ongoing series of interviews with change-makers seeking to improve the way society works.
Society 2045 is a community of people from around the world seeking to co-discover a vision for the year 2045. The goal is to connect with leaders of emerging communities and movements across society and come together to co-create a better future.
Recently, we had an interview with Tine Bieber, and we talked about how purpose and integration can positively impact society. Tine Bieber is Co-Founder of UNI Emotion, an application that invites everyone in the organization, leaders, and employees, to actively participate in the mission of creating and caring for a mentally healthy environment centered on emotional intelligence.
The Vision for 2045
People naturally live in diversity in terms of characters or needs because everyone follows their cultures differently. Sadly, our differences often cause interpersonal conflict mostly because of a lack of mutual understanding and respect.
“Rooted in interpersonal conflicts is a lack of self-awareness.”
We need to co-create a society more emotional aware that will help people manage their emotions intelligently. Managing emotions would then lead to maintaining healthy relationships, assisting people to co-create and collaborate. In addition, the concept of decentralization, as discussed in last week’s blog, comes into prevalence because initiatives are going on in organizations and workspaces to accomplish it. By 2045, people could get to a place where decentralization is a natural concept implemented as a standard operating model it in their workplaces.
People have a natural tendency to accept and live in diversity; similarly, in the future, people could practice integrating naturally and bring it into the organizational context.
“Integrated cultures bring about more collaboration and innovation.”
Decentralization needs other variables to work. It is crucial to be more self-aware, which will undoubtedly lead people to be more self-accountable. Hierarchies and power relationships are in place in most workplaces and organizations today, however decentralizing the systems will break us free of hierarchy and power relations, creating more room for collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
How to Align Organizational Purpose
As an organization or an individual, it is crucial to focus on purpose as a form of direction. Personal purpose is just a part of the organizational purpose.
Tine believes in an integrated approach to balance out the whole system. She states that emotional intelligence and happiness go together, where happiness means stability.
“EQ leads to more happiness. Happiness leads to mindset stability, and better societal experiences.”
For example, the ongoing invasion of Russia and Ukraine has had a significant impact on people in the region, but also worldwide. Because not all people think from the same perspective, their emotions get triggered differently.
An integrated system can impact people on different emotional levels. However, the thing that is ongoing somewhere else does not need to define all of us. Therefore, it is essential to create emotional boundaries even while we show solidarity with other fellow humans.
“The feeling of having a boundary and showing solidarity at the same time can cause centering and alignment.”
This empowerment of self with the help of integration helps us manage our emotions and grow stronger relationships. As a result, everything can go together when different people come together.
Collaboration and integration can help us stabilize our emotions by giving a different perspective and empowering us at the same time. For this to be effective people must be open to getting empowered and perceiving different perspectives.
The Concept of Wholeness
Today, most people only strived to achieve success individually. The pandemic has pushed many crucial things to the surface, like relationships. Where things are not going great in terms of structures and politics and other systems but also the internal structures. It is there where purpose comes when people question themselves about their desires.
People have come to know that it feels better when people do things together. In this generation, the change of mindset and perspective is visible where people strive to accomplish their purpose together. According to Tine, nowadays there is more of a sense and desire for co-creation and collaboration.
There is a fine line between personal purpose and organizational purpose. While one’s personal purpose can be motivating, inspiring and direction-providing to the organizational level can contribute to being part of a greater purpose, and the individual purpose becomes secondary.
On the other hand, it is considered abstract when an organizational purpose is interpreted with everybody’s involvement and opinion. It creates a sense of not speaking the same language anymore.
The problem arises when you are unable to voice your opinion, there is no chance of co-creation and collaboration. The inability to fully participate in how a company operates can have a significant negative impact on productivity, efficiency, and creativity.
A solution can be determined on the level of integration. It is again a part of the system. Society can be better if every aspect of the community comes together and integrates better on a deeper level. As an individual has needed, so does an organization that can impact society.
Aligning these altogether by breaking the barriers can bring out integration of the individual needs and create outstanding results, as if it was magic.
For example, if we take supply chain where everybody works in isolation, bringing them together will create dialogue the same way at an organizational level with all the components coming together.
The idea of wholeness brings everything together, instead of just playing loose roles in isolation with the feeling of disconnection.
Tine’s vision for a more collaborative and self-aware society in 2045 is groundbreaking. It will be amazing if we are able to achieve her vision in the coming years. Check out the interview here: