22 Apr The Regenerative Culture
Richard A. Swenson, M.D., writes in his book, More Than Meets the Eye, ‘Isotope studies reveal that the body contains between 10 and 100 trillion cells (and each cell contains approximately a trillion atoms). 90% of the atoms in our bodies are replaced annually. In the last hour, one trillion trillion of the atoms in your body have been replaced. The human body contains 10 to the power of 28 (1 followed by 28 zeros) atoms and is a million times more complex than the universe.’ We humans are an extremely complex and incomprehensible design!
Regeneration is one of the most amazing of all human cellular functions. There are parts of our bodies that can repair and heal themselves rather quickly after injury and surgery. Regeneration means the repair [and sometimes regrowth] of a damaged or missing organ part from the remaining tissue. Medical studies show that if part of the liver is lost by disease or injury, the liver grows back to its original size, though not its original shape. As knowledge continues to rapidly increase, we now know that most all cell types can be stimulated to repair, regenerate, and heal themselves. Human skin, for example, is constantly being renewed and repaired. In essence, science has proven that our bodies were designed to repair and heal naturally.
Scottish biologist Sir J. Arthur Thomson observes, ‘The [human] body is a self-building machine; a self-stoking, self-regulating, self-repairing machine — the most marvelous and unique automatic mechanism in the universe.’
Genesis explains, ‘By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.’ David M. Baughan, M.D. states, ‘We are continually being recreated from dust and returning to dust.’
We humans appear to consist of a divine-like assortment of processes that possess an immortalizing ability to stay alive. Buckminster Fuller said, “I seem to be a verb.’
My work-life experiences and organizational research reveals that work communities [cultures] also possess an innate pursuit of the everlasting. The Declaration of Independence describes it in terms of our unalienable Rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
The unfortunate cultural gap and rather pervasive reality is that human nature and corporate governance [logic] are commonly at odds with one another. As result, work cultures become degenerative and highly wasteful in terms of real potential.
At NuPulse PRO™, we invented the 80/20 Leadership™ system with the goal of optimizing work environments. We help clients Master the Leading and Managing Processes that drive total performance and change lives for the better. Our motivation is to create a Regenerative Culture™ — one that is continually being self-repaired, recreated and renewed to bring out the best in people.
Is your business culture more than meets the eye?