For a practicing manager, it is very important to understand the distinction between a source and a resource
8/4/2015 2:30:42 PM
|written By : Debashis Chatterjee|
Have you ever wondered that you are the source of all that you experience? The light of your awareness makes all your experiences possible. Can there be any experience if this awareness is not there? Think of any activity, walking from your work desk to the cafeteria, drinking a cup of coffee or wishing a colleague on the way. None of these truly becomes your experience until you become aware of them. If you are unaware, all these activities just become mechanical motions. How many of you are aware that while wearing your shoe which of the two feet, left one or the right one, you put inside your shoe first? Now that I have asked you this question, you might as well recall that you do this more like an unconscious habit rather than a conscious choice. Do you also realise that the first thing that you need to change this unconscious habit is to be aware that it is so?
For a practicing manager, it is very important to understand the distinction between a source and a resource. A manager works with many kinds of resources: money, machinery, material, manpower, data and information. All resource are assets: something you can use and that which depreciates in value as time goes by. A machine goes through wear and tear, human capability diminishes as we age, material depreciates, money buys less than it did before, old data and information become commonplace and irrelevant over time. All those dimensions of our life that change and alter with time, including a manager’s advancing waistline and receding hairline, are resources. They are RE-sources because all of them are recycled from a singular source. What is that singular source? It is the constant and changeless awareness of all that is forever changing in and around you. Think of the lesson that you learnt in your algebra class: there is a constant and a variable in every equation. The equation of professional life is a play of one constant and many variables. The constant is the source awareness, the variables are insentient resources.