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Let’s look at that phrase from the “About Us” section again, “workforce intelligence strategy and execution”. You’ll notice the acronym “WISE” is formed by the first letter in each word. To be “wise” is to be “sophic”. Here are some interesting insights regarding the origin:
• To Socrates and Plato, philosophy was literally the love of Wisdom (philo-sophia).
• To Aristotle, the understanding of causes, i.e. knowing why things are a certain way, which is deeper than merely knowing that things are a certain way. (Doesn’t this sound like the difference between metrics – what, and analytics – why?)
• An Inuit Elder said that a person became wise when they could see what needed to be done and do it successfully without being told what to do. (If only all our company leaders had this quality!)
• Researchers in the field of positive psychology have defined wisdom as the coordination of “knowledge and experience” and “its deliberate use to improve well being.” (or the well-being of your company…)
• Dr. B. Legesse et al., a neuropsychiatrist at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, offers “a theoretical definition that … wisdom represents a demonstrated superior ability to understand the nature and behavior of things, people, or events.” He states “this results in an increased ability to predict behavior or events which then may be used to benefit self or others.” (sounds like business or workforce analytics …)
Sophic Partners can bring wisdom and insight to your workforce decisions, habit and lifestyle choices, and insurance benefits selection.