Art and Business
Letting myself unwind for the past couple of hours after an intense dialogue with executives on business strategy and leadership philosophies. I ran into this video. Aside from faith, what motivates me is my passion for art or any related artistic experience. Finding a relationship between deepening my faith and learning about how artistic experiences can help this deepening process has been an ongoing pursuit for me since I graduated from business school.
I've realized how art can help me become more grounded and reflective in anything I do which translates to almost a prayerful experience. This helps me understand why faith is needed in pursuing any experience and in understanding the aspects that strengthen faith, I am able to keep up with my perseverance of pursuing any experience.
An elective I took up in business school called "Self-Mastery and the Arts" has convinced me how important the impact of art is in one's life. In that study, I also learned how it can be important for character building in leadership roles.
I like what Professor Schiuma discusses in this video about how management systems in this day and age need to evolve from a mechanism of control to an enabler of adaptability. It says a lot about character. The balance between management science and the art of leadership need to stay in utmost equilibrium.
Where I work, this is not the case. And introducing a new set of management systems would probably be an overhaul. But I'm praying for a miracle. Maybe it can happen. Maybe oceans can part even in the workplace.