The human brain is the most wonderful complex machine on earth. It can think through and interpret into action complex ideas. This is what distinguishes mankind from animals; that is our inherent ability to think, generate ideas and make it a reality.
Starting from the early Stone Age, we discovered the basics of making tools, toiling the land and engaging in barter trade. As our mind matured, our ideas become more forward. We went on to build great civilizations and manipulated earthly elements for progressive advantage over others. Evidently, human progress is driven by the advancement of good ideas.
But what is a good idea or a great one is a matter of fact? These are ideas inherently possess the element of progress that empowers and provides betterment for all. Take for example, the invention of telephone that transformed the way human beings communicated, lived and played. This idea produced productivity gains; we are able to do more within a shorter span of time.
On the other hand, productivity is a constantly evolving concept. It needs ideas that are regularly engaging and transforming to be relevant to the time and space we live in. Should we have been contented with the invention of the telephone, we would not have had the luxury of Internet technology today.
People make organization as such human capital is a necessary area to be given attention to. When ideas collide and merge, creativity and innovation becomes its result. So allow for a culture where people are free to discuss and contribute ideas, as it can bring forth constructive solutions.
Social media today is changing the way the world interacts. It not only dictates trends but has also become a necessity for business today. Not only does it provide direct access to global market but also is a zero-cost marketing platform. But are we using social media to our advantage?
In simple terms, in moving forward the society needs to be done with complacency and be proactive to be relevant. How far are we from this mindset? A question best pondered by ourselves.