Bringing humanity back to our work将人性化带回工作中

Moulding (1 of 2)

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We often get asked what we do at syENGAGE. 

There’s a simple answer – look at the menu on our website and choose what you need – but there’s an underlying question as well, and that is why do we do what we do?

I found the answer – or an answer – in an unlikely place this weekend.

While visiting my aunt and uncle in the countryside, I was leafing through an art book. It had a quote by John Ruskin, one of the intellectual fathers of the Arts and Crafts movement. 

He was fighting back against what he saw as the down side of the industrial revolution – the loss of personal engagement with the everyday things we use. 

He wrote: 

“There is dreaming enough, and earthiness enough, and sensuality enough in human existence, 
without our turning the few glowing moments of it into mechanism; 

and since our life must at the best be but a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away,
let it at least appear as a cloud in the height of Heaven, not as the thick darkness that broods over the blast of the Furnace, 
and the rolling of the wheel.”

Very poetic. What does it mean? 

It means, let’s bring back the craft into our lives. Let’s actively engage with our work, and make something beautiful.

We can see this kind of thinking continuing in:

  • The slow food movement
  • The agile software movement
  • The sustainability movement
  • and … syENGAGE

Moulding (1 of 2)

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我们经常被人问及:你的公司是做什么的? 

答案很简单,看看我们网站上的公司服务介绍然后选择你需要的服务。但是,这里还有一个暗含的问题,那就是为什么你的公司要提供这些服务?

这个周末,我在一个看似不可能找到答案的地方得到了上述问题的答案。

这个周末,我在我叔叔的村庄度假,当我快速翻阅一本艺术书籍时,我看到了“工艺美术运动”之父约翰·拉斯金(John Ruskin)的一句名言。

他认为工作化革命剥夺了人们创造美的能力,从而反对工业化生产。

他写道:

“在人类社会中,我们有有限的梦想和现实,有限的享乐时间,而不是把这为数不多的光辉时刻倾覆为机械化;既然我们的生命顶多就像转瞬即逝的蒸汽那样,那么至少让它以一朵天空浮云的面貌出现,而不是像淹没在暴裂的火炉和滚动的车轮之上的黑暗之尘。” 

很有诗意不是吗?但究竟是什么意思呢? 

这意味着让我们抛弃机械化的工作进程,将人性化的特质带到工作中,创造美丽的事物。

很多人已经发起不少运动,来支持约翰的理论,从而将工作变得更具人性,更有乐趣:

  • 慢食运动
  • 敏捷软件开发运动
  • 可持续发展运动
  • 还有……syENGAGE

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