I recently read this comment posted by a friend “I giggled as I saw the faces of the business school students that I was giving a talk to today, when I told them I never went to University.”
The part that got me was “the giggle”.
Why is this most natural of reactions so missing in business settings today? Why does it seem so foreign to a workplace? Why are we taking everything so seriously creating unnecessary burdens in what we do, which is already a tense and stressful enough environment?
I mean we should definitely work with intensity, giving it all, taking what we do seriously … but up to a point.
There is an element of lightness and joy that is so useful to opening our mind, to creating a truly innovative, powerful, fully engaged culture. Feeling free to giggle in the midst of an intense session, how liberating!
So let’s indeed giggle away and BE our real selves.
(and by the way yes, there are plenty of new and better ways to grow our capacities and of learning than to go through the traditional and outdated educational University system) !
As I myself giggle away thinking how counterproductive this last statement is to the many courses that I give in universities and business schools. 😁