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If you think like a horse, you can save your company

August 28, 2020

Think differently, act when you’ve seen everything, and act when you know where to gallop.

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If you think like a horse, you can save your companyIf you think like a horse, you can save your company


Important data to consider when reading this notice:

  • Horses have been on earth for more than 50 million years.
  • The horses have managed to adapt to all the changes that have taken place in all this time.
  • Horses think sideways. What’s this? No matter how badly they need something, they always look at everything around them before making a decision that will protect their backpack and themselves.
  • Horses speak a quiet language. A language that invites you to work with them, share experiences and learn more about everything they can share with you.
  • The horses do not force anything, they subject everything to a kind of “horse voice”. Until they choose the role that everyone in the herd must play. These roles are not static, they change as the herd needs it. They never just do what it touches, they constantly contribute to the welfare of the herd.
  • Horses are sociable and know that with company they can and survive more than just being one. In fact, they feel safer in the company of other horses than alone.
  • Your communication is so clean, so out of ego, that one of the ways you can communicate is through body language.

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Consider the above and think of a herd of horses as a company that runs at one pace, sometimes trotting and sometimes galloping.

A company that is constantly on the move to fight pandemics, natural disasters, climate change, etc. How did they survive and what did they do?

The following are some recommendations to help your business keep galloping toward success. Something thought of a “horse mode”:

1. Listen to your backpack -to your partners or employees-. Horses need to be aware of what the entire herd is saying in order to survive. The same goes for a company. Although the director or CEO has the final say, you need to listen to all of the voices that exist because with all of these you can generate something that will make your business survive. See, many companies conduct satisfaction surveys so they can see what is working and what they can improve.

2. Horses think about everyone’s wellbeing. The same goes for an excellent company. Be understood as excellent, a company that thinks of everyone. in the Google They call their employees “googleros” and their employees from the LGBTTQ + community “gayglers”. Imagine working for a company that makes so much human sense that it thinks of everyone. This has its advantages, more committed, loyal and above all happier employees. Now imagine that you are a business owner or entrepreneur starting a business with first class thinking. Do not confuse this with being your employees’ “best friend”, just as companies have advantages that they demand and that are their own.

3. Horses choose positions within the herd, Each of them knows with great honesty what skills he has and chooses the place where he knows that he can get his pack out of danger – out of the red. The “leaders” have earned their place for their ability to strategy by keeping the herd safe, for their panoramic view that allows them to see potential potholes and overcome them before they occur, for their courage and especially through the congruence with which they act in their pack.

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4. You have lateral thinking. In the world we find ourselves in, there is a growing need to move from our linear predatory thinking to a more strategic thinking – like that of horses. Constantly being in linear thinking means solving robotically all the time. An email arrives with a complaint and linear thinking immediately wants to respond. If we acted out of lateral thinking, we would see the post, observe the possible paths and respond with equanimity and excellence. Of course, it doesn’t apply to everything, but it might be good practice to look at the whole rather than just focusing on the problem. Once the horses decide not to be eaten by the lion, they go on with the following, not wallowing in the past problem and thinking, “What if the lion comes back and wants to eat me? No, they solve and you.” continue to learn what can be transferred within a company. Has the problem been solved? What have we learned? What will we improve? When will we implement it? What would be plan B?

5. Just as horses are sociable, So it has to be a company herd. Working alone costs us more work than asking for support and working with more companies and entrepreneurs.

Think differently, act when you’ve seen everything, and act when you know where to gallop.

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