Building a foundation of strong morals, values, and engagement is crucial for the development of engaged communities. We cannot simply rely on technologies to solve all our issues. It is vital to create value and mutual respect among communities in the postmodern world.
Organizations, businesses, or educational institutions are composed of people. Therefore, taking care of each other, being in relationship and creating peace and harmony needs to be the main objective to create a better future.
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, in an interview with Aviv Shahar, we talked about how we can reform community to bring changes that have been lost in the postmodern world. Aviv Shahar grew up in Israel on a kibbutz, where he worked in an avocado orchard and internalized a can-do idealism.
He later became a fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force. Today Aviv is a member of The Million Dollar Consulting® Hall of Fame. His work has been published in magazines, like T+D and The Futurist, as well as in books like “The AMA Best of the Best” and the Pfeiffer Annuals. Aviv is a consultant to various Fortune 500 companies.
According to Aviv, to have a good life, it is important to harmonize the inner conclave. If we want to change the future, and if we want a better society in 2045, spirituality is the key.
“We can impact the next generation in a positive way through spirituality.”
Improved spirituality can bring about the necessary changes to harmonize the inner conclave of the community. It defines things between us as people and with nature. It is the only way to balance our otherwise chaotic life.
“We need to reframe life by diminishing the chaotic instances in society.”
The Four Pathways
Aviv Shahar comes from critical perspectives that shaped his views, consulting, and coaching work. He discovered that it is crucial to co-create collectively, to bring the idea of learning and profound insight into what organizational learning is.
These are the critical and crucial pathways, according to Aviv, for the future to transform positively.
Personal Development: Embrace a new system focused on engagement, integration, and the implementation of active collaborate.
“Compassion, vision, and perseverance combined form virtue and discipline of the mind.”
The focus is on becoming a fully embodied person. One will have the ability to perceive, engage, integrate, and collaborate with the new capabilities based on self-emergence. Personal development alone is not enough. It is crucial to investigate other aspects of cooperation within the collective dimension.
Collective development: We need to keep growing with a sense of harmony, peace, and desire to bring mutual respect into society from healthy organizational evolution. As human beings, peace is our cornerstone to a good life.
“Building collective peace and harmony is crucial to developing the organizations of the future.”
Search for truth: Whatever the problem is, it is essential to search for the truth, to inquire about the central issues. Most organizations have lost engagement capacity. Because as Aviv Shahir says, we live in a postmodern world of insanity and madness. Therefore, he asks us to create a new language and reassess logic to hold healthy conversations.
“Organizations and communities have lost the sense of togetherness and shared values — We need collaborativeness.“
In his view, it is essential to redefine the ways of work, future, law, and justice and the space of evaluation and assessment practices. The change would take place with the inclusion of holistic development, with many scientific practices.
New economic framework: It is essential to redefine, reform, and bring new activism into the world. The education system must be redefined and renewed as it is the place to begin to enable a new set of experiences so that we may develop communities differently. There should be people that are actively engaged with the desire for collaborations to drive a new economic framework.
Aviv Shahar says that societies, and organizations have different social, cultural, economic, environmental energy, and ecological degradation crises that create complex walls. Be it an institution or a business, all these crises bring about a geographical breakdown and eliminate productive and positive outcomes. These crises need to be addressed for us to achieve a society in 2045 founded on collaboration.
The pandemic has created depression in people, and he thinks it is the end of the epoch. Aviv Shahar says that it reflects the operating system ongoing in the world today. The problem lies in the operation of the system itself. Therefore, it becomes crucial to consider different developmental paradigms to renew and restructure the degraded framework.
A new economic framework should be taught to redeem humanity from a forced paradigm. For the framework to work, it is crucial to investigate moralities, values, and justice norms. All the art design in the new strategy for future growth needs to be engineered.
Leadership must be encouraged to cultivate personal development and the necessary procedures to reassess the economic framework. We need spiritually active people who investigate matters with a more collaborative goal-oriented perspective.
The newer or modern generations have lost touch with the previous generation. The thoughts that have the technologies in our hands would source and solve all the issues. Our behavioral pattern, personal developments, engagement, moralities, and values would only require the attention of the human inner technology to solve.
Therefore, we need to bring out the ways and means cross-generationally with mutual respect for the different development stages to engage and continue moving forward.
Aviv’s vision of a new economic framework for better community engagement is groundbreaking. It will be amazing if we can achieve his vision in the coming years. Check out the interview here: