Tip of the iceberg
The subconscious mind, understandably, is huge area of fascination in research and study. Over the past two centuries, there have been conflicting studies about the power of the subconscious mind but more and more is being understood about it.
Much research points towards a figure of around 95% of our thinking being subconscious and if this is the case, it means as we go about our everyday lives, our daily conscious thoughts are but a minor percentage. It’s frightening really. Frightening because most of what we do, is through habit and most of that is reactive – another whopping statistic - approximately 95%!
Think of it this way: when you drive a regular car journey, do you sometimes find yourself thinking: “I didn’t realise I’d already passed the service station back there,” or when you need the loo in the middle of the night, you don’t really need the...
Change is as good as a rest
My husband recently showed me a clip from the film Jabberwocky – a 70’s British fantasy comedy film, co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Michael Palin. The clip I watched showed a backhanded working practice to which Palin’s character suggested a shortcut, to help improve efficiency. Absolute chaos ensued when a small tiny part of the process was changed and the whole workplace fell into disarray. It’s worth watching the clip – it had me in hysterics!
I mused that many workplaces view change like this – ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ – keep on keeping on because it all works as it is and if you try to change it, surely it will all go to pot. I know I have worked in some organisations over the years who have this attitude - they have cumbersome work practices and processes which have been the same way for years and there’s the attitude that if it works, why change...