My Brother, Joseph Ponnou, had written this about Abundance, and it is worth reading.
Whenever I help organizations towards “business excellence”, I ask: What are your KPIs? (Key Performance Indicators)
Interestingly, many of them give a look of surprise and say: Of course, our bottomline (Profits).
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Well, there is no ‘of course’ in that.
KPIs could be different to different organizations.
Police Dept: We will reduce crime by x% in the next 12 months
Hospitals: We reduced death during operation by y%
Fire Department: Our KPI is to reach the response time in any part of the city to < 3 minutes.
Well, it doesn’t apply only to government / service organizations. Private companies could be looking at:
We will reduce employee attrition by x%
We will maintain server uptime to 99.999%
Our KPI is to pick up a Customer Service Phone in less than 3 rings
Get the idea?
So, what I am trying to highlight?
Often, and to most people, abundance relates to MONEY.
Is that the only thing?
What is abundance to you?