A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?
This was the rhyme my 7 year old kid recited to me a few days ago. The conversation leading to this was quite curious.
Son: Dad, don’t you talk a lot to your clients?
Me: I have to, that’s my profession.
Son: Do you really NEED to talk so much?
Me: I have to understand their requirements, know what problems they are facing and then discuss how we can together solve that problem. I do NEED to talk a lot.
Son: Then are you not wise enough?
And then came this forgotten rhyme!
That set me thinking, are we really not wise enough? Why is that we crave for information or knowledge that is so easily available around us (and for free)? Need we not look beyond knowledge to hone our skills, build capabilities and be wise enough to be creative in what we do? The internet has opened a huge knowledge source for us. What we need to do is review it , refine it and put it to best use.
Let’s talk business. It’s a cruel world these days. Taking risks matters, but the margin for error is small and failures cost dear to the company. Businesses today do not need know-it-all people. What businesses need from their employees is WISDOM. Wisdom to use their knowledge and experience, blend it with innovation and put it to the test of fire for a first time success.
No wonder the owl symbolizes wisdom. Sharp sight, acute sense of hearing and a quick but quiet flight! And even more importantly – the owl does not look back! Bingo! Sounds like a good formula to be valuable at work. Let knowledge be my eyes, let my ears hear the wise words of my seniors and let talent be my wings.
When we at G-Cube were conceptualizing our cloud based offering, we were clear what the outcome of the service needed to be – WISDOM. We realized that a sophisticated learning management system (LMS) and a big course catalog were not enough to achieve wisdom. So we put the human touch, the experience and expertise of mentors to conceive the first of its kind integrated learning offering to the corporate as well as training organizations. Coining a brand name was a no-brainer. WiZDOM Cloud! Do visit www.wizdomcloud.com or fill the form below to know more.
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