Most of the Real Estate / Facility Management departments have a lot of focus and attention on creating alignment of the workplaces, ‘outer environment’, with the organizational strategy. But what about the ‘inner environment’ (body, mind, heart, spirit) of the people working in the built ‘outer environment’ (physical, digital, social)?
When you transform the workplace, you must also transform the workforce to the new normal. Have a human-centered approach to the workplace environment and the built environmental experience.
Change from the outside in but also from the inside out. Although signals from the outer workplace environment have an influence, it is people’s inner environment that accounts much more on their health and wellbeing.
We are the masters of the potent capacity and architect of our inner environment of hidden consciousness, super perception, neuroplasticity, bio plasticity and even genetic plasticity. The relationship of all the pieces generates a synergetic effect in which the behavior of the whole system is greater than and unpredictable from the sum of the parts. When the many separate scientific discoveries in these fields over the recent years are connected, the potential of the whole pushes the frontier of our understanding of being a human to the next level.
It creates a world shifting view away from victimhood towards inner mastery and contributing to the whole. The new discoveries empower us to take back individual control (and responsibility) of our health and well-being, and replenish our life force and increase our resilience to the changes in our outer environment. Becoming part of the transformation you want to see around you. Changing the world means changing yourself primarily.
Health and well-being is about quality of work life, job satisfaction, work fulfillment, belonging, happiness and the experience to positive and negative emotions. A human-centered approach is in essence about Environmental energy balancing of the INNER environment (mind, body, heart, spirit) of people with their working conditions in the OUTER environment (physical, digital, social).
The design of the OUTER environment has an impact on human health and perception. An evidence-based approach for systemic enhancing well-being and user experience is therefore fundamental to design and maintain the OUTER environment.
“Real estate is not only about square meters.
It’s also about behaviour, the real state of people.” (René Stevens)
Accommodation is not only about the right physical and digital working environment but much more about how people feel and act in their working environments. It is about their passion and commitment to their work. How they collaborate and share ideas to create together added value for the organization and at the same time also for their own well-being, the so called social environment. Plus overall, contributing to the betterment of society and the planet.
In the last decades scientists and researchers in the fields of quantum physics, consciousness, morphic resonance information network, biology, neuroscience, parapsychology, environmental psychology, sonocytology, cymatics and the social sciences dived into very deep water and made discoveries that proof that everything consists of interconnected energy fields, that are mutable and influenceable by consciousness.
“Reality is an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” (Albert Einstein)
In fact everything is energy, and energy is shaping matter. Albert Einstein pointed already in the direction that the material realm is all energy with his quote: “The field (energy) is the sole governing agency of the particle (matter).” Max Planck said it as follows: “All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.”
The invisible is shaping the visible. Quantum physics define the energy field as invisible moving forces that influence the physical world. All invisible fields are measured by their effects. By the way the same definition applies for spirituality and consciousness. So thoughts have the power to manifest into reality.
“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.” (Nobel Prize-winning Max Planck, German physicist and the father of quantum theory)
New science discoveries that lead to new belief systems and values how we relate to one another, and how we treat nature and the world around us:
- Reality is created by the exchange of information from the internal to the external — and vice versa, and communication between interconnected fields of energy. There is no such thing as a closed system in isolation from the rest of the universe.
- The space/vacuum “between” objects is full of a vast energy potential that seamlessly connects all things. Truly empty space cannot exist. There is an unifying field of energy (also referred to as Aether, Life Force, Prana, Chi, Ki, Void, The Matrix, The Field and even Spirit) that surrounds and permeates all things, as a liquid fills a cup. A physical quantity that has a property/value for each point/coordinate in space and time.
- Because all matter is contained in and made of the aether, it is not innately inanimate – there is a quality of life and intelligence to all matter. The living universe. Reality behave as a unified whole system of energy packets. The holographic nature of information in the vacuum structure, where every proton has all the information of all other protons in the universe. Energy is information.
- Energy, not chemistry, is the communication system of the body, and our brain is not a repository of information but a transducer, an antenna sending and receiving information with its environment.
- There is a bond between the smallest particles of our being, between our bodies and their outer environments, between ourselves and all of the people with whom we are in contact.
- The brain is malleable and can generate new connections through neurogenesis. Enriched environments that promote sensory, motor, cognitive, and social engagement can aid neurogenesis and prevent cognitive decline. Complex-place contexts (enrichment + engagement) and positive associations can help strengthen cognitive activity and reduce stress.
- Our human thoughts and emotions create also energy, beneficial but also detrimental to our inner environment and the outer environment. Thoughts are trespassers that go outside our head, traverse into other people and things, and affect them and alter them, even remotely and beyond time. Thoughts are the primary creators of our life experiences. Mind over matter.
“The day that science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” (Nikola Tesla)
We cannot help but leave energetic traces of ourselves behind, as we are all emotional beings broadcasting 24/7. Connection, belonging and fairness and giving to others are deep human needs and important keys to health and wel-being. When the collective energy of humanity broadcasts a shared consciousness of harmony, health and happiness, the world will reflect the same.
When a group of people, size don’t really matter, align at the same time their intentions (being a way of thinking or feeling about something that’s going to happen and anchoring their senses as if the outcome has already come to pass), it magnifies the affect. Each of us is an “element of change,” and the more people who are able to step into a space of shared consciousness of health, happiness and harmony, the closer the world will resemble that inner space.
We have a physical body with non-physical abilities.
We are energy beings (spirits) controlling a physical body through which we experience the world. Our human bio-vehicle turns out to be far better equipped than any artificial machine. The new scientific findings are pointing in the direction of rediscovering the lost and forgotten manual to awaken our extraordinary potential as humans to be used in a practical way in our daily lives. It gives knowledge and knowledge is power, another step towards self-empowerment to tap into, learn and enhance our non-physical abilities to change our health and environment. To create visible results out of the invisible. Making the intangible tangible.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” (Architect Buckminster Fuller)
A new understanding is emerging that the old paradigm of survival, competition and separation is not sustainable anymore it is even catastrophic. Its structure and systems no longer serve and will breakdown and eventually fall away, allowing our true nature of connection, support, interdependence and cooperation to come forward and be enhanced. This will create a new worldview that is aligned with natural principles and a healthy, balanced and appropriate relationship with nature, Earth and all life. It will also lead to a change in the eco-system of inner and outer environment itself.
Its through working together that we will achieve success in creating a new desired environmental eco-system. We need to continue the transformational journey before existing models are replaced with new ones. Temporary instability, chaos and crisis are required to change behaviour and go from the old to the new structure. Like the natural process of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly.
We’re all entangled as energy beings, and when we collectively broadcast our thoughts, they manifest into our experience of the world. This means that simply changing those thoughts will change our world. This gives us – both as individuals and collectively – a huge responsibility of being consciously aware of the power of our thoughts and emotions. Focus on the emerging desired new model instead of the falling apart of the familiar old model.
It is up to each of us to transform ourselves in order to see and access the potential within ourselves first and eventually apply it to our outer environment. And measure our success through achievements of increasing well-being for all of life and the integrity of healthy and balanced relationships. Embracing such a transformation in the midst of circumstances that may not innately support such a shift takes courage and conviction.
Front leader employers have to come forward showing leadership and facilitate this process of unleashing the hidden powers in their employees and by doing so not only contribute to the profits for their organizations, but to a raise in consciousness and prosperity for society as well.
“Employee wellness is still not being given much importance despite the priority on attracting and retaining the best people and achieving better productivity.”
(‘Maximizing your Business’s Value through Workplace Strategy’ by Property Directors Forum)
A growing body of research demonstrates that transparency in leadership and creating a safe space for open communication is directly linked with employee engagement, effectiveness, and trust in leadership and therefor an essential part of the social environment. This is a feedforward feedback to consciously understand at a deeper level the dynamics how to inspire and motivate people and visualize the desired outcome in the own organization.
Organizations that backup their talk about health and wellbeing by significant actions create a work culture where work and personal needs are in balance. They prioritize and treat it as a business-critical skill that can be improved for a more resilient workforce. Besides by providing a healthy and safe learn/work environment, personal wellbeing can also be enhanced e.g. by sense of purpose, community belonging, respect, spiritual connection, nutrition, exercise, meditation and time to recharge. Like any skill, wellbeing must be regularly practiced.
Forward thinking employers provide tailormade training and self-development tools and programs to improve the skills needed to transcent self-imposed limitations, achieve employee empowerment and individual wellbeing. Supporting people to invest in themselves and make an effort to incorporate the new scientific discoveries about interconnected, mutable and influenceable energy fields in their daily lives.
The purpose of business is not only for profit but also for creating shared value. By harmonizing the 5P-goals within the framework of the Strategy Tree, the needs of the organization and the needs of their employees, students, patients, clients, added value is created for all parties involved.
“In the long run, all businesses and business leaders will be judged not by their profits or their products but by their impact on humanity.” (D.J. DePree, founder of Herman Miller)
Research has proven that not the objective environmental conditions, but the subjective interpretation of it, affects the well-being and behaviour of humans. The way human beings experience the environment therefor also influences their productivity (efficiency and effectiveness).
‘Soft’ employee engagement metrics are therefore in most cases even more important than ‘hard’ cost metrics. By combining quantitative and qualitative measures for productivity, overall harmony on all levels can be created from which your organization can benefit a lot and be an example.
In measuring the performance of the workplace strategy, this formula of ‘inner environment’ of humans (The Inner Architecture of Mind) is equally important and is the other side of the coin, which we mostly ignore in the technical field.
The environment influences how you think and feel. The human mind and body, inner environment, are not separate and distinct from their outer environment. The interaction and synergy between people and the physical, digital and social learn/work environment should be the focus point. Creating harmony by addressing both sides of the equation, the outer and the inner environment.
When understood, it can become much easier to have a clear vision of where we’re potentially headed in our technological, social and even spiritual development. This is important, for when we can visualize it, we can create it.
If we can’t visualize it, we can’t create it. Conversely, when we CAN visualize it, we CAN create it.
The awareness that human capital is of greater value for an organization than the capital invested in its accommodation raises several questions.
- How to make the human ‘inner environment’ at least equally strong and valuable as the ‘outer environment’?
- How to create spirited work environments and spiritually strong organizations and employees?
- How to help people to uncover their hidden potential and to practice creativity within the organization?
- How to encourage employees to develop an accurate and realistic sense of the impact that other people have on them and the impact that they have on others?
- How to encourage employees to use their unique skills within the organization?
- How to boost trust and responsibility, and build teams that have more impact and decision making power?
There is a great connection between the degree of participation and the degree of motivation. In other words, employees are more motivated if they’re given the opportunity to actually participate in, at least a part of, the decisions made by the team and organization. It helps provide the team with the feeling that the goals are achievable. If people are allowed to participate in the decision-making process, they also ensure those decisions are carried out. Ideally the management tries to describe, along with the team, “what” the results should be. The “how” should be left as much as possible to the team to decide.
After about 30 years of research and experimentation in the field of Real Estate, we have developed formula type problem-solving programs which can take Real Estate to a new height. The whole world is focusing on the development of the outer structure and the construction of the superficial image which is not going to last long.
“LIFE DESIGNS, from Real Estate to the Real State of Humans”
In today’s business world, ‘Average’ is no longer good enough. What is average today will be below average tomorrow. What is superior today will be average tomorrow. The business world is in a continuous forward motion. If we stand still (with our existing superficial business formulas), we will be left behind.
Let’s take the advantage of change. It’s the time when new business formulas need to be introduced. Besides the four major organizational resources – capital, people, technology and information, the 5th business resource real estate need to be re-invented, re-discovered and re-constructed in order to facilitate corporate spiritualism, a way of expressing more humanity.
“People are no resources, they are change-makers.” (Richard Branson)
“Spirituality in the workplace is about individuals and organizations seeing work as a spiritual path, as an opportunity to grow and to contribute to society in a meaningful way. It is about care, compassion and support of others; about integrity and people being true to themselves and others. It means individuals and organizations attempting to live their values more fully in the work they do. Spirit at work enhances the overall value of the organization.” (International Center for Spirit at Work [ICSW])
The business world is focusing on growing more and more profits but has completely lost the essence and the spirit behind the whole concept. Profits can be generated only by people. When we focus on growing people, profits will grow automatically. Organizations and people working in an environment where the business is on good terms with emotion, they will both grow and prosper. There will be a lively link between soul and business. Both poles have to be there. Not only excel in professionalism, but also in passion. It is not just about the ratio, but also about the emotion.
Our brain is a polarized organ, consisting of a left and right hemisphere. Therefore our thinking works in logic loops. The heart on the other hand is not polarized. A shift in awareness from the brain into the heart will give us better access to our intuition. To transcend this polarized dynamic and come into a unified view wherein our heart’s innate sense of connectedness is met by our mind’s ability to rationally understand the truth of this connectedness at a scientific level.
The human capacity to tune heart-brain coherence relieves stress in the body. For regeneration, health and well-being, the inner and external focus should be in harmony because in the end… it’s all about people!
Negative thoughts and beliefs of people about disharmony and unbalances in the inner and/or outer environment and the way they are interpret can create stress for humans. Stress is an organism’s total response to environmental demands or pressures. There are several forms of environmental stressors.
Geopathic Stress: is a generic term used to cover all the seen and unseen energy patterns around, that in most cases are detrimental.
Archipathic stress: forms, shapes and proportions. Fabric and treatment including finish of building materials.
Technopathic stress: electromagnetic smog.
Sociopathic stress: detrimental energies generated by us humans through thoughts and emotions.
Spiritpathic stress: attachments, ghosts and lost souls, psychic attacks and cords.
These stressors do not make you sick perse but put your biosystem and especially the immune system out of balance. It drains the life energy. Being for a longer time in an outer environment with one or more stressors does not give the body an opportunity to restore the balance in the inner environment.
Our goal is to strive to take part in new business strategies which is constructive and creative for everyone involved, in order to make this ‘Business World’, a ‘Better World’ to work in. So that, we may dream of leaving behind a ‘Healthy Business World’ for those who follow.
As an organization, dare to think big, but start small. Without experimentation, innovation is impossible. Experiment and gradually find out which form and speed of implementation best suits the organization.
If you have a common goal, please feel free to contact us. We would be privileged to develop a tailor-made program for your organization.