Re: Soul LO1296

Michael McMaster (
Thu, 18 May 1995 11:49:42 +0000

Replying to LO1226 --

Ahh Ivan, some common background must be showing up. The language is
irrestistable. We have labour instead of people. In Britain we've
had "hands" instead of intelligence or mind or ???

Can you imagine a conversation between the accountants and executives
about "What's the right number (or amount) of intelligences for our
business?" I have never had the feeling that "head count" referred
to what was in those heads.

I think that contemporary thinking in philosophy and science and the
technology of the day is leading to the first convergence of humanity
and production enterprises in a couple of centuries.

The divergence in this area of the machine age is being transformed
to convergence by the information age.

> If some people don't feel comfortable with the term "soul," would it be
> better to talk about humanness in business? I think that we have dealt
> for too long with individuals in organizations as objects, as labor, as
> workers who provide the labor, etc. This practice has taken the human
> side of the organization out the workplace!

Michael McMaster