Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Would you help a co-worker by taking short pay?

When we assume that people are greedy and motivated only by money we devalue ourselves and our species. Just as scientists are discovering that animals are more empathetic than previously thought, we are also learning that survival depends as much on cooperation and communication as it does on being the fittest. So it shouldn't be surprising at all to learn how people reacted to the CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center when he wanted to discuss whether layoffs of lower level positions could be avoided by higher levels taking a paycut...

Isn't it time we stop telling ourselves we're less than we are and start creating a self-fulfilling prophesy by describing the best in us?

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