The needs of an entrepreneur
“New rituals are frequently invented in response to new circumstances.” —Susan Cain, authorWhen do organisations use rituals? We perform a ritual because the act in itself has meaning or because doing it make us feel better about ourselves, or both. The occasion with rituals may create some kind of emotional neutral ground where we permit ourselves to enjoy feelings or express emotions that we wouldn’t want to express in any other moments. Who participates in the corporate rituals? Mostly employees or other members of an association participate in corporate rituals to strengthen their sense of community. Customers or other types of partners may also be invited to organisational rites if their trust and loyalty are of importance. Where do companies use rituals? If we as professionals do not have occasions with rituals, we would be physically and emotionally isolated. Unfortunately, not all situations or places where a ritual would have had a function have a ritual. Then we need to find or invent new rituals. My working life is full of rituals: the checking of to-do lists, the daily stint of social media, and of course the weekly munching of French pastry. What kind of workplace rituals do you have?