If You’re in Business, You Are in a Chicken Dance
The “hen dance” is a phrase I’ve used to explain varied conditions I have been concerned in world wide. Though on the time I did not acknowledge it because the “Dance Chicken“, my earliest recollection of studying the steps happened within the poolroom the place I spent an excessive amount of my youth.
So, what’s the “hen dance”? You’ve got heard, and doubtless used, the expression “cock of the stroll”. That is nothing greater than the top of the coop strutting round together with his chest puffed out making an attempt to draw the hens. You’ve got additionally heard of the “pecking order”. Put merely, that is nothing greater than establishing who’s sitting on the highest shelf of the coop or on prime of the group.
Amongst individuals, the “hen dance” is the interplay that takes place all through the day and all through our lives. It goes on on the private in addition to the enterprise degree. Should you’re in a position to sit again and observe different individuals’s habits within the context of the “hen dance”, you’ll achieve a greater understanding of how individuals understand themselves and their function within the activity at hand.
All through my skilled profession, I’ve noticed one thing that goes on in all enterprise relationships, formal or casual. What goes on is a type of positioning for energy and/or management, and as such, it will possibly take many varieties. To achieve a greater understanding of the “hen dance” it’s worthwhile to set up a psychological picture of the habits of chickens of their surroundings and evaluate their habits to your personal experiences. I am going to guess that inside a brief time frame, you will relate these actions and antics to latest occasions in your personal life, and doubtless can be laughing at your self while you’ve had time to consider it.
Put into perspective, a lot of our actions and antics are usually not very completely different from chickens. The “hen dance” for them is nothing greater than the shuffle they undergo to place themselves within the hierarchy of the barnyard and the coop. Chickens run round squawking, clucking, flapping their wings, and pecking with no obvious route. They preen themselves in an effort to achieve recognition. Some assume an aggressive posture by puffing up their chests when one other approaches their “perceived territory”.
Mr. Newman has roughly 40 years of trade expertise – 28 years as a part of the Ford Motor Firm administration crew, and extra not too long ago, as President and COO of the Strategic Alliances Consulting Group, Inc. His enterprise background encompasses a broad spectrum of expertise in varied disciplines together with buying, finance, product planning, export planning, enterprise planning and worldwide enterprise improvement.