We are now discovering which businesses truly have soul

For the entire global human population, these last few weeks have been frightening, stressful, challenging, worrying, demanding, and for many thousands of families, tragic. For those millions of us who are in a position to be able to do so, our lives have been dramatically curtailed through lockdown, while many millions more are still working in either essential services, or having to work in order to be able to contiue paying their bills and feeding their families.

The political leadership of different counntries have reacted and responded in many different ways, either helping to mitigate against the worst impact of Covid-19, or in other instances placed more people in danger through delayed or inadequate responses. With many countries therefore experiencing a void in collective help and support, businesses and organisations have been stepping in to help their customers, clients, worksforces and communities.

What we have been discovering in this trategy is therefore which organisations and businesses truly have soul. Which ones are more focused on sales and profit at any cost, and which ones are acting with humanity, understanding that their success can only come from the collective efforts of their people, and from serving their communities from which their livelihoods come from. Continue reading “We are now discovering which businesses truly have soul”

Corporate Identity and the Sonic Dimension of Soul

For a long time much of the music in corporate videos has irked me, especially that music found in videos explaining the nature of new startups. Much of the music all seemed to be very much of the same genre, with an inability to differentiate between soundtracks.

Today I found this really interesting fifteen-minute video essay on this theme, and liking it so much I thought it would be really worth a share. Continue reading “Corporate Identity and the Sonic Dimension of Soul”

The Magic of a Great Performance

Great actors plunge themselves into a role and give their all to achieve a great performance, but we cannot expect our service to be experienced as a great play if those responsible for that service, in any part of the organisation, are not moved by the purpose.

Soulfulness is wholeness, and it is only when all the parts of a product, service, organisation, brand and purpose fully belong together that we are able to create a customer experience with soul. The magic truly begins when everyone in a business, organisation, network or ecosystem become like great actors who allow themselves to be performed by the play, and the magic is experienced by customers when a brand, purpose and values start to play us. Continue reading “The Magic of a Great Performance”