Love in business? What an absurd, even uncomfortable idea.
But what, after all, is ‘love’? Passion, regard, affection, enjoyment, zest, understanding and compassion? Are these not exactly the attributes we complain are lacking from our businesses?
And the antonyms of ‘love? Resentment, scorn, malice, antagonism, lack of alignment, fear. You don’t need to look far to see these in almost any large organisation in the world.
Perhaps love in business is not such an embarrassment. Far less an irrelevance. But, if so, what does this really mean and how to achieve it?
We thought we’d find out by bringing together leaders from some of the largest companies on the planet with entrepreneurs, advisors, academics and philosophers for an honest debate.
Read the results below.