Last week's news of ID chips being placed under the skin of employees in Sweden had a number of bloggers and tweeters taking to social media to express their concern. Me included, and had me reflecting that a large majority of my most angry blogs have been about what I see as the erosion of our humanity namely (although they only represent 3.5% of my content):
- "I don't do soft fluffy stuff" - unless you're an android your every action is motivated and impacted by the soft fluffy stuff. So get over it and realise that the solutions to a large number of our problems lie in the soft fluffy stuff.
- Don't turn a blind eye - don't leave your humanity at the door when you walk into work take it with you.
- The science fiction Armageddon where the robots take over is here - on the right to die rather than let science maintain our bodies beyond what is humanely and compassionately enough.
- If earth was a supplier - treating our home as a convenience store where everything is free.
- Planetary sustainability - suggesting we're selfish and have little consideration for long term survival of humanity.
- The battle for business's soul - with self interest and desire for profit at all costs driving unacceptable behaviours.
- Business values and payment of the living wage - on the basis that everyone should earn enough to be able to live.
- The conspiracies we support on our wellbeing - We do often seem to forget we're human with a body that needs looking after.
- The recent issue at RBS isn't their fault - it's yours - If we don't speak up when we see things that aren't working we can't blame others when they don't - a white lie here condones a big fat juicy one there.
- Is there room for kindness in business - to which I'd hope the answer was yes but seems to often to be no.
Inspiring change inside and out - when what you're doing isn't working