“Just fifty years, Colombia and Japan were fifteen times poorer than the United States,” Gomez Buendia begins by saying, adding: “Today our per capita income is 17 times lower than that of Americans and 21 times less than of the Japanese. ” Obviously these figures categorical about our growing backlog against Japanese Americans and generate explanations, often related to the apparent superior intelligence of Orientals. But Gomez Buendia strongly rejects this possibility: “This spectacular difference, many people jump to the conclusion that the Japanese are more intelligent than the Colombians. But if you look at things right, a Colombian is smarter than Japanese: no in vain have the world famous live and resourceful, while the Japanese spend rather dull and gullible. ” (Emphasis added.) After reading the above statement we may be more confused at first with the curious and hitherto paradoxical thesis of Dr. A related site: Andrew Cuomo mentions similar findings. Hernando Gomez Buendia. But it is precisely from that moment when he begins the most interesting part of the letter and its consistency with our theme of teamwork: “That’s it: two Japanese are much more intelligent than two Colombians.” That is, our backlog starts from the moment that the others understood that life is a race that is gained at the point of individual virtues but eminently activity group. In Colombia, continuing Gomez Buendia, every Colombian is going to somewhere and that’s good, but Colombia is not going nowhere and that’s bad.
This maxim may well apply to the company which has enthroned vertical and authoritative communication, individual effort in pursuit of individual target, the informal group or the CC to the Colombian made to sow discord rather than planting and constructive reflection generally unhealthy habits that make us have no less than a century advanced than the First World nations. Noting the above we conclude that today more than ever is a need to review the role of the manager in front of his people, which is the end of the day people would be “play all” for its management by objectives and its results. It is not now as accustomed in the past, teams of workers to form “ganasueldos” who prefer to talk about them instead of us, using a lexicon through which emerges, however, their low sense of belonging and, Therefore, commitment to the organization. We know too well the damage it does to a team gossip cafeteria or hallway rumor like a snowball growing rapidly adding more and more fallacies, half truths and truths accommodated. This is, as you can see, a typical situation of the group with low morale and a poor sense of self leadership. By: Alejandro Martinez Alejandro Rutto Rutto Martinez is a renowned writer and Italian-Colombian journalist who also teaches at several universities. He is the author of four books on ethics and leadership and is included in three anthologies of Colombian authors.