We live with only the illusion of real connectedness. One of the painful paradoxes of our time, is that digitalisation has facilitated unprecedented global connectivity, yet most of the social ills we experience have their roots in feelings of disconnectedness. One telling study in the journal, Science, showed that lack of social connection is a greater detriment to health than obesity, smoking and high blood pressure. So eat your greens and exercise, but don’t forget to connect!
I’ve increasingly been making films and using the process of film-making as an integral part of my coaching and OD practice. For those who are interested, one example of an early experiment is here… It’s been a fascinating development and contrary to my expectations, including a camera in a coaching conversation has brought an element of what is trendy to call ‘mindfulness’ to the conversation, for both myself and those clients who are up for it.