What is Man: That thou at Mindful of Him?
For the purpose of operationalization, this title is re-framed to ask about the possibility to put the right work force, C in the right environment, EB delivering profitable business growth, ROI. This transforms the question into a purely performance based one; which would concern the creation of value, the competency with which this is done, and the metrics with which to keep track of the observed progress. And because the person is at the heart of all these, fulfillment becomes an important factor; which involves talent, learning, and contentment. In this case when talent is discovered, work becomes a play, and fulfillment a breeze. Else the required effort would have to be made, for the learning that brings about fulfillment. In the absence of these two, 2 however, contentment would have to be invoked, for the state of mind that characterizes fulfillment.
For the metrics that enable the quality of performance to be tracked, it is creative thought that links fulfillment and performance. For fulfillment, transformation would be required, by the renewal of the mind; which is the equipment for thought. And for performance, creativity would need to be optimized. Creative thought would be achieved when the standard procedure for the performance at task is adopted, which then becomes the basis for the evaluation of competencies. For a workforce that is competent, this would be evident in the combination of the following values; which determine profitable business growth, as evaluated on the bill of health index, BHI:
- Cost of Materials
Specifically, this would involve the resolution of the apparent conflict between the cost of materials, CM and the monetized return on investment, ROI. Which resolution would be achieved when the person attains a certain level of consistency, as evident in the equality of L x A and L / A, for LA = L/A. This argument is formalized in the following relations:
Recall the principle in algebra, following which the resultant values would be best when a number is split into two, 2 equal halves; than when the split is done according to any other ratio. Recall also Einstein’s energy model, e = mc2 following which energy, e is released when mass, m is split; and this, with specific reference to the uranium atom. When both these principles are combined, then the greatest amount of energy would be released when phenomena are split into two, 2 equal halves, for A1 = A2. In this case, it is the wave principle that is alluded to; where phenomena would be adequately described by the two, 2 features including location and size.
But the wave principle only describes matter. And when ideas are understood to originate in the spirit, the principle of forms would also be required, to describe them adequately. This involves the identification of the three, 3 relevant features; including the work that is to be done, the energy that would be required, and the exhaust item with which to keep track of the progress. When the wave principle is applied to the principle of forms, each of the three, 3 form features is split into the two, 2 wave features to derive the six, 6 items of the standard procedure series. This series is basis for calibrating the F-Scale, to measure deviance, from which to evaluate consistency. Then consistency would drop, with the observed increase in the deviance from the standard procedure. This would be reflected equivalently, in the score on the bill of health index, BHI for the organization at which the observed workforce is employed.
Both the measures of consistency and BHI are actually measures of self-containment, Sct for the person and the organization, respectively. Given one therefore, the other would be determined. And in general, given the BHI the value of the business environment, EB would be determined as the ratio of the expected BHI’ on the observed BHI, for EB = BHI’ / BHI. EB would be best at a unity, for EB = 1. At EB greater than a unity, for EB > 1, this would indicate materiality. And for a value that is less than a unity, for EB < 1, this would indicate spirituality. Recall that physics has described the universe as self-contained. When humans become self-contained therefore, they would make institutions that are self-contained. It would therefore be the observed slack in self-containment that would be reflected in the measure of EB, to the extent that the right work force, C has been put in the right environment, EB to deliver profitable business growth, ROI.
The person is positioned as the conduit for energy transfer, from nature to society, where society is presented as the product of the activities of humans in nature. Then the person would be a system, with input from nature as energy, and output to society as the institutions that constitute the culture and civilization of the race. The object would therefore be to find the metrics that adequately define this system, so that it functions optimally. This objective derives from Thorndike, who posited that the only things that can be known for sure are those that can be measured. Moreover, whatever exists must exist in some quantity and so can, in principle, be measured. In addition, whatever gets measured gets done. Apart from getting a firm grasp on the system, people would be positioned to perform optimally, giving the fulfillment of this objective. For instance, humanity can be observed to be confounded by the following three, 3 phenomena:
- Time, and
However, space and time have been contained by the advent of the computer and mobile phones respectively. The mysteries that surround these phenomena have been diffused by these technological innovations. Imagine that all the knowledge that is stored on the internet is produced in books; the space that would be required to contain them would be enormous. And with the mobile phones, connectivity is achieved in a fraction of a second, given the required signals. The infinity, ∞ that characterizes these two, 2 phenomena and make them intractable, is diluted. But the unpredictability that characterizes events has remained. Probabilities of 0.0001 can still prevent the expected occurrence of events. The standard procedure removes this distress. It ensures that events are predicted, accurately; given the four, 4 principles that determine the enabling environment, for the existence of the event. Recall that ultimately, it is the environment that determines whether phenomena exist or are occluded and snuffed out; all other things being equal.
Intuitively, the blame on the determination of the sex of children at conception was initially put on the mother. Then biology disputed this when the sex chromosome was understood to favor the mother, who only produces x-cells that give male children. The acidity of the woman’s environment at the deposit of the male x-cells and y-cells swung the pendulum again in favor of the men. Thus the x-cells are smaller and faster, but more fragile than the y-cells. At a certain level of acidity therefore, the advantage is removed and they are destroyed. This gives the advantage to the y-cells, which are larger and more sluggish but more resistant, to fertilize the woman. The pendulum would swing again, when psychology is able to show that the mood which determines the acidity of the woman’s environment is set by the man; according to the relationship with his spouse. This would however not remove the environment from center stage.
Immanuel Kant may have sensed this influence of the environment, when he reduced the history of humanity to the derivation of a culture, in which the model human would be socialized. Hear him in the following quotes:
The history of mankind can be seen, in the large, as the realization of nature’s secret plan to bring forth a perfectly constituted state as the only condition in which the capacities of mankind can be fully developed, and also bring forth that external relation among states which is perfectly adequate to this end.— Immanuel Kant
A philosophical attempt to work out a universal history according to a natural plan directed to achieving the civic union of the human race must be regarded as possible and, indeed, as contributing to this end of nature.— Immanuel Kant
Stephen Hawking lends credence to this position in his comment, based on Charles Darwin’s principle of the natural selection, in the following quotes:
In any population of self-reproducing organisms, there will be variations in the genetic material and upbringing that different individuals have.
These differences will mean that some individuals are better able than others to draw the right conclusions about the world around them and to act accordingly.
These individuals will be more likely to survive and reproduce and so their pattern of behavior and thought will come to dominate.— Stephen Hawking
In time therefore, a culture would arise in which upbringing would inculcate a certain thought pattern and behavior pattern that would be best suited to our universe. This emphasis on the thought pattern that translates into an acceptable behavior pattern is further lauded by Einstein in the quotes that follow:
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift,
And the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant,
And has forgotten the gift— Albert Einstein
Thus the thought pattern that is able to translate into a behavior pattern, which would then be predictable, would be a function of intuition and rationality. Get a hold on these phenomena, and events would become a breeze.
Establishment of this Philosophical Position
Two, 2 paradigm shifts have been suggested, in science and business. In this case while science controls the thought pattern, business would provide the kernel of the equivalent behavior pattern. Currently, science has been fundamentally materialistic; to the extent that even the mind has been reduced into a matter based phenomenon, which includes the brain and nervous system. An alternative conception of mind in presented, which is evaluated according to the perceptual acuity. Thus the sharper the perception, the better the energy transfer that is recorded. This translates into an equivalent behavior pattern that is more productive, leading to profitable business growth. By this conception, there would be four, 4 realms of existence; including spirit, soul, mind, and matter. Then the soul would be the product of the mind, which would perform to harmonize information from spirit and matter. Input from spirit would be intuitive, and recognized by the mind as forms. While input from matter would be defined by the principle of waves, which requires rationality to define forms with reference to waves. Recall that waves would be adequately defined by two, 2 features and forms by three, 3; to describe the six, 6 items on the standard procedure. Then the standard procedure would be effective because it would cover the whole spectrum of what can be known about the phenomenon that has been procedurized. Moreover, it is actually the analogue of the natural order, N-O following which our universe would be a function of three, 3 principles as follows:
- Normality, and
Relativity defines the problem, in which our perception of reality has been observed to be warped, because of gravity. Normality suggests a solution, to point the possibility of a unit perspective of phenomena. And duality presents an acceptable outline of the perspective as follows:
Then the first, 1st four, 4 items of the standard procedure would adequately define the system; to include the work that is to be done, and the energy by which it is to be done. The fifth, 5th item would be the exhaust, for tracking the progress at work. By the perception model of mind, PMM these five, 5 items would define the enabling environment for the existence of the sixth, 6th which would be the purpose that is to be achieved by the system. The four, 4 items of the duality series are basis for calibrating the F-Scale, to measure the quality of mind. This is an absolute scale that fuses the following five models:
- The principle of waves,
- The principle of forms,
- The reciprocallity principle,
- Kludge, and
- The principle of model-dependent realism
The F-Scale is founded on the following two, 2 principles:
- Whole Spectrum Knowledge, WSK
The five, 5 items of the perception model of mind, PMM ought to cover the whole spectrum of what can be known about phenomena. This enables the end to be known from the beginning. They characterize, F2 phenomena, to adequately describe them. Together with the purpose-item that is described, the six, 6 items procedurize, Fn the phenomenon that is involved. When phenomena are at once characterized and procedurized, for F2 = Fn, then the first, 1st four, 4 items that define the system operation would be consistent. Then L2 = √ (L1F1) would be the same as L2 = √ (F1F2), for L1 = F2 serially as follows:
2. L2 .................6. A2
1. L1 .................5. A1
In this case, it is the factor-S that is analyzed. And the factors L, F, and A define the form. While the other six, 6 factors at once characterize and procedurize the phenomenon, S; with the first, 1st four, 4 defining the system that is operated, for the factor-S to be institutionalized. For validity, Val L21 = √ (L1F1) would be equal to L22 = √ (F1F2), for L21 = L22 respectively. Additionally, Val1 = √ (L21L22) and Val2 = √ (L21 / L22) would be equal, for Val1 = Val2 respectively. Then, self-containment, ScT would be evaluated as ScT = Val1 / Val2, for ScT = F1F2. Recall that F1 and F2 define the energy components of the system, while L1 and L2 define the work components. By self-containment therefore, this would mean that sufficient energy would be available for all the work that would be done. By the continuity equation, energy is neither created nor destroyed. And this is an important character of systems that are self-contained, in addition to the fact of no-beginning and no-ending. This latter character is accounted for by the fact that the standard procedure is actually a unit procedure, which is iterated several times; for as much iteration as may be required, to accomplish the task.
The following three, 3 analyses would be core, to the evaluation of data from the F-Scale:
- Relativity Average,
- Relativity Transform, and
- Running Correlation Coefficient
The relativity average evaluates the square root of the multiple of two, 2 factors that are inversely related; for F = √ (LA), where L = 1/A. For measures that do reflect this inverse relationship therefore, the relativity transform effects it; for F’ = 1 / (1 - F) for fractions, and F’ = 1 / (1 - 1/F) for integers. The running correlation coefficient confirms the whole spectrum character of the measures, which would then be normal, for r → 0. In the final analyses, it is the following three, 3characteristics of people that are evaluated, to measure self-fulfillment, serially:
- Learning, and
Recall that the self is easily the most valuable asset that a person possesses. People, who have not looked after the self adequately; to fulfill it, would therefore not be fit for any other valuable work. With talent, the person would have attained the human potential. This would be inclusive of what it takes, for the lower two, 2. Learning requires that the appropriate effort is made, to reduce tasks into the standard procedure. This would also be inclusive of the demand of contentment. With contentment, people would be satisfied with their lot, and willing to do whatever their hands find to do, without murmurs. The distinction between these measures is observed on the factors objectivity, f0, Self-containment, ScT, and workforce retention, RtN, which would have to be equal. For talent, scores would have to equal or exceed 0.98. Scores would be between 0.98 and 0.73, for learnedness; and between 0.73 and 0.1 for contentment.
For brevity and the ease of comprehension, the thought presented in this work is summarized in the following five, 5 theses:
• Humanity is the conduit in the energy transfer between nature, where it is sourced; and society, where it is utilized
• Self-containment is the measure of the efficacy of being human
• Two, 2 paradigm shifts would be required, in science and in business, for optimum efficacy
• This would be evident in optimized productivity, as well as leadership
• Then the path to the top, would begin at the bottom; and the capacity for retention at the top, would be acquired on the way to the bottom
Thus, it would be possible to put the right workforce, in the environment, delivering profitable business results; to the extent that the person is positioned as the conduit for energy transfer, from nature to society, where society is presented as the product of the activities of humans in nature. Then the person would be a system, with input from nature as energy, and output to society as the institutions that constitute the culture and civilization of the race. And the following six, 6 Metrics would be sufficient, to quantify competency against self-fulfillment, according to the measure of consistency; which determines the contributions to business results, as well as the business and cultural environments; whether these are positive, or whether they constitute cogs in the wheel:
f0, ScT, RtN
For the sake of measurements, the above theses are reduced into the following hypotheses:
- To serve as a conduit optimally, it would be sufficient to be at once employable, EmP for EmP → 2; and engaged at work, EnG for EnG → 3
- To be fully human, it would be sufficient to be at once objective, f0 self-contained, ScT and retainable at work, RtN for RtN = f (f0, ScT)
- Two, 2 paradigm shifts would be sufficient, in science and business, to become fully human; for a correlation coefficient, r between self-containment, ScT and value creation, VcR that tends towards zero; for ScT / VcR: r → 0.
- Fulfilled humans would be at once productive, and leaders in their professions; for RES = RGT as Nu → 4 and Ps → 20%, which defines the productivity model
- For sustained productivity and leadership, L1 and F2 would be equal, for L1 = F2
Notice that these conditions are adequately fulfilled in the accompanied data. For location therefore, the model human would either be talented, learned, or contented; according to the scores on the factors f0, ScT, and RtN, for size.
The kernel in this measure is the expected scattered plot of ROI on CM. In the three, 3 examples presented, the workforce at the motor company is best fitted to this thought pattern, with a BHI of 1.5141 and a coefficient of determination of R2 = 0.00. This means that the two, 2 factors do not predict, and the distribution is normal. For the service company, R2 = 0.044, which is also acceptable, with a BHI of 1.54. For the cement company however, R2 = 0.989 and BHI is 11.19, which predicts trouble, either with the neighbors, the workforce, or both.
Running cor coef: ScT / VcR: r = ?
r = 1.0
r = 0.6093
r = 0.6203
r = 0.5591
r = 0.1506
r = 0.1852
r = -0.0598
r = -0.1601
r = -0.2584
r = -0.3723
r = -0.319
r = -0.4044
r = -0.4639
r = -0.5078
r = -0.5462