How does energy relate to the workplace?

By: Goldfish Consulting  10-15-2015
Keywords: Climate surveys, assessments, ROI, energy

Energy is difficult to define. So often, the most complicated concepts to explain are those that are the most important to understand. There are many forms of energy, but all these forms have one thing in common: energy can make something happen. You cannot touch energy, but you can see what it does. Energy cannot be created or destroyed. To understand how energy relates to the workplace, we can look to man’s long history of the study of different types of energy. Energy was studied in Egypt over 6000 years ago. The Egyptians refer to energy as a ‘universal energy’, which they were able to make use of for healing. It is believed that they knew how to concentrate this energy into strong alpha waves and thereby control matter. Today, some Egyptologists claim that this is the way the pyramids were built. Energy has also been studied in India and China for thousands of years. The earliest writings of any culture concerning energies and fields are those of India , around 5000. In the West, the first person to use the term in its modern scientific sense was an English doctor in the 1800s, by the name of Thomas Young. Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, a Frenchman, came up with the concept of kinetic energy in 1829, and the idea of potential energy came through a Scottish scientist, William Rankine in 1853. It was only in the 20th century that Albert Einstein put a mathematical formula to energy. Somewhere in the history of man, and particularly in the West, a lot of knowledge about energy has been lost. Some people assume this loss took place as a result of the development of Western scientific thinking. The concept of dualism - that body and mind are separate - is a Western concept that dates back to the French philosopher Rene Descartes in the 17th century. The only way that Descartes could get permission from the church to dissect bodies was to claim this separation. Isaac Newton built on Descartes’ ideas in the 17th century, developing a mechanistic perspective of the universe and everything in it, which became known as Newtonian mechanics. Newtonian mechanics served as the foundation of nearly all physics research for close to 250 years. Newton’s laws and the “mechanical” approach to exploring natural phenomena produced great progress in almost all realms of physics. The Newtonian approach was so successful that the scientific community of the early 1800s believed that all knowledge would be discovered by the end of the nineteenth century! Such a successful model of reality in the physical sciences was adopted by all the disciplines, including those of the social sciences. To read more, go to: http://www.goldfish-consulting.co.za/blog/how-does-energy-relate-workplace

Keywords: Climate surveys, assessments, ROI, energy

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