Do you know the history of bamboo?
Although most people are unaware of it, the bamboo plant invests the first 5 years of its life in settling very strong roots underground.
For any external observer, nothing would be happening there, because during all that time, not even a small branch appears on the surface.
But when it does 5 years later, in just over a year the plant grows furiously to reach 6 meters in height.
And in the same way that you can’t ask bamboo to grow faster, you also can’t speed up according to what processes in your personal or professional life. Learning to cultivate patience is one of the skills that are scarcest in a society that wants everything fast and for yesterday.
When we talk about patience, we are left with:
1. f. Ability to suffer or endure something without being disturbed.
2. f. Ability to do dense or thorough things.
That is, patience is the ability that human beings have to tolerate waiting, uncertainty and accept the frustration generated by not knowing from a calm position.
When we think about it, we understand that this waiting is not a skill that is inherent in the human being.
Since we are born, babies demand attention to meet all the needs they have.
And he does not plan them on a calendar, but they have to be fulfilled immediately. And if not, he will scream and cry until someone takes his call.
As we grow, we move away from this feeling and create a safe space where we learn to get frustrated in a healthy way.
Although the natural development of the human being leads him to lay the foundations of this patience, it seems that society today is moving in the opposite direction.
Social networks and all the technological advances of this century have made immediacy the main value.
Companies like Amazon already deliver their products the same day of purchase.
You open an application and in half an hour you receive the order of the restaurant you want from the city.
And when you send a WhatsApp and they don’t get back to you for 6 or 7 hours, you wonder if something bad has happened to that person.
As Zygmund Bauman says, waiting has become a stigma of inferiority.
How long you have to wait until you receive attention from someone else will determine your social standing.
The frenetic pace we impose on our company will determine the quality of the work we receive.
The faster we put the machines to work, the more superficial the result will be.
If we want a team to commit to our goals, we need to give them the safety space they need to achieve that goal.
Well, in the same way as it happened with bamboo, to grow fast we need powerful roots.
And that is only achieved with time.
At Human-Tower we invoke this new way of leadership in which the end matters, but also the means.
That is why we are committed to creating a context in which each of the parts of the team enjoys the day to day.
Only in this way will we achieve a real and long-term commitment with the rest of the colleagues and the objectives of the organization.