Welcome to WhatWorx.net.
Here we discuss how you can align who you are with what you do.
When it comes to career choices, a lot of us go with what seems mostly likely to help us earn a living. That’s especially true if you have a family to support, or you’re aiming for long-term security. And it’s a valid strategy. But it doesn’t always line up with what we actually like to do… or even what we do best. The end result is often a general sense of dissatisfaction at what you do in your day job, without a really clear vision of what you’d rather be doing, or what makes a better fit.
It’s not just career choices that can pose issues. Also, our choice of friends and associates can be problematic. The people with whom we interact and collaborate can, well, “rub us the wrong way”. And we don’t quite get why that’s happening.
And in society at large, conflicts boil up all the time for reasons that nobody can quite understand. All kinds of legal disputes flare up, political conflicts, socio-cultural friction abounds. And why? All the explanations seem, well, superficial. No explanation seems to clarify it, let alone solve it.
Here, we’ll talk about a concept called “Cyclopraxis” – the different types of people who operate in preferred ways. Those ways can be matched up to business cycles of
- Long-term customer retention
And people in organizations actually operate best, when they’re active in the cycle which matches their praxis, which is their preferred way of working.
Cyclopraxis can be a hugely helpful framework for understanding organizational dynamics. And yet, I believe it goes even farther. Here on WhatWorx.net, we’ll be talking about how people’s praxis influences them in every aspect of life. The way they prefer to work causes them to take action and make choices throughout their day-to-day, even when they’re not on the job. It affects their social perspective, their political leanings, their practical decisions, and the way they view others – for better, or for worse.
We’ll explore what happens when a person’s praxis isn’t aligned with their everyday life and community. And we’ll talk about how that affects both them and the people around them.
Most importantly, we’ll be talking about how you can figure out which praxis naturally fits you best. We’ll help you figure out:
- WhatWorx for you, and your relationships with the people you care most (and least) about.
- What your primary praxis is, as well as secondary praxes, and the praxis that goes against your grain and works your last nerve.
- How to strategically align with people who have complementary praxes, so you can have a cumulatively positive impact on what you’re doing together.
- How to navigate a world full of people whose praxes are very different from yours — how to get the most from their strengths, and minimize the negative impact from the challenges they can pose.
Welcome to the party!