Wednesday, February 21, 2024

連結的力量

By: Robert J. Tamasy

「連結」是當今商業界和職場最有力的字眼。網路、簡訊、SKYPE和視訊會議和其他的科技資源,無論我們的員工、客戶、廠商和顧問在世界的哪個角落,我們都可以立即與他們連結。智慧型手機更是在連結的革命裡日漸重要,無論我們用什麼方式,只要我們想要都可以直接與人面對面談話。

但是無論是哪一種通訊方法,有效的溝通在於”過程”。特別是當彼此有共同的異象、使命來傳播一個緊急的信息時。有時,即使科技發達,如何來傳達這個信息仍然有賴於人面對面的溝通。

CBMC在2014年9月24-28日將會舉辦一種不同形式的連結。在這幾天,CBMC全球的領袖將會聚集在美國佛羅里達州奧蘭多市的萬豪世界中心酒店(World Center Marriott),屆時將會吸引全球數以百計的工商界人士參加。自從2010新加坡世界大會之後,全球CBMC成員們開始更多連結,為的是要告訴世人關於耶穌的福音,幫助他們了解在基督裡的信心如何改變職場和個人的每日生活。

這次世界大會的主題是「一位真神、一個世界、一個全球化的職場和一個福音One God. One World. One Global Marketplace. One Gospel.」,符合聖經裡面耶穌給門徒的教導: 「…你們就必得著能力,並要在耶路撒冷、猶太全地,和撒馬利亞,直到地極,作我的見證。」(使徒行傳1章8節)

二十一世紀的職場已經是全球化了,文化的藩籬、語言、政治、經濟和意識形態都降低了,因此傳揚耶穌福音的機會比以前都大的多,但是並非因此沒有挑戰在當中。因此,CBMC的國際領袖需要聚集,一同教導、受訓,腦力激盪和彼此鼓勵。

這次世界大會的講員包括了:國際知名的佈道家Luis Palau、Nuveen資產管理的首席產權策略家以及資深投資經理人Bob Doll、商業科技的權威Pat Gelsinge、獲獎無數的社會學家和教育家也是現任戈登大學(Gordon College)的校長D. Michael Lindsay、暢銷作家以及chick-fil-A有效溝通組織的副總裁Mark Miller、 以及獲獎無數的歌手Steve Green來擔任敬拜主領。

關於大會更多的資訊、節目和每日的行程,或是萬豪世界中心酒店(World Center Marriott)、美國奧蘭多這個都市以及參與大會,請上http://worldcon14.cbmc.com這個網站查詢。

希伯來書10章23-25節給2014的世界大會一個強有力的動機: 「也要堅守我們所承認的指望,不至搖動,因為那應許我們的是信實的。又要彼此相顧,激發愛心,勉勵行善。」

勞勃.泰默西是領袖資產協會的傳播部副部長,這是一個總部在美國喬治亞州亞特蘭大的非營利組織。他也是一個有40年經驗的退休新聞工作者。他寫過一本書「最佳狀態的商業:箴言給今日職場的歷久彌新智慧」(Business At Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Today”s Workplace)。他也與David A. Stoddard合著一本書「導師之心」(The Heart of Mentoring)。要了解更多資訊, 可上網www.leaderslegacy.com 或上他的部落格www.bobtamasy.blogspot.com以及www.bobtamasy.wordpress.com 。

省思/討論題目
你認為「連結」是否改變了你的職場? 在你的工作中,連結是否帶來影響?如果沒有連結的話,這個世界是否會有不同? 2014年世界大會的主題是「一位真神、一個世界、一個全球化的職場和一個福音」,對你個人是否有特別的意義? 你是否對於參與世界大會有興趣?解釋一下原因?備註:如果你手上有聖經,想知道更多有這個主題的經節,請參考:箴言27章17節;傳道書4章9-12節;馬太福音28章19-20節;歌羅西書3章17、23節;提摩太後書2章2節

THE POWER OF CONNECTIVITY
Robert J. Tamasy

“Connectivity” has become one of the most powerful words in today”s business and professional world. With the Internet, email, text messaging, online tools like Skype and video conferencing, and other technological resources, we can connect instantly with staff, clients, vendors and consultants regardless of where they happen to be around the globe. Smart phones have become increasingly important in this connectivity revolution, affording the luxury of communicating whenever and in whatever ways we desire. We can even actually talk directly to each other if we want to!

But no matter how it is done, effective communication remains central to the process. Especially when it comes to matters of a common mission, a shared vision, or a collective desire to disseminate an urgent message. Sometimes, even with the wonders of technology, the importance of the message – the who, what, how, when, why and how of presenting it – calls for participants to convene in one location where they can interact face-to-face.

This is why on Sept. 24-28, 2014, CBMC will be engaging in a different form of connectivity. On those dates, CBMC”s global leadership will convene at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. The CBMC World Convention, the first since 2010 when it was held in Singapore, will attract many hundreds of business and professional people from every continent. They will arrive united by the goal of telling others about the good news of Jesus Christ and helping them understand how faith in Christ dramatically transforms the workplace, as well as everyday life.

The theme for the Convention is “One God. One World. One Global Marketplace. One Gospel.” This aligns with the exhortation Jesus gave His followers: “…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

In the 21st century the marketplace is truly global, transcending boundaries of culture, language, politics, economics and ideology. So the potential and opportunities for spreading the message of Jesus Christ have become greater than ever. At the same time, this mission is not without challenges. For this reason CBMC”s international leaders with gather for teaching, training, inspiration and mutual encouragement.

Speakers for the event will include: Internationally known evangelist Luis Palau; Bob Doll, chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager at Nuveen Asset Management; Pat Gelsinger, a leading authority on business technology; award-winning sociologist and educator, D. Michael Lindsay, the president of Gordon College; and Mark Miller, best-selling author, communicator, and vice president of organizational effectiveness for Chick-fil-A. Award-winning vocalist Steve Green will be the worship leader.

For more information about the convention, program, daily schedule, World Center Marriott, the city of Orlando, and to register for the event, visit this web link: http://worldcon14.cbmc.com

Hebrews 10:23-25 gives strong motivation for this 2014 World Convention: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Robert J. Tamasy is vice president of communications for Leaders Legacy, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. A veteran journalist, he has written Tufting Legacies (iUniverse); Business At Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Today”s Workplace (River City Press); and has coauthored with David A. Stoddard, The Heart of Mentoring (NavPress). For more information, see www.leaderslegacy.com or his blogs, www.bobtamasy.blogspot.com and www.bobtamasy.wordpress.com.

Reflection/Discussion Questions
g your career to this point? What has been the impact of connectivity specifically for the work that you do? What difference would there be if for whatever reasons global connectivity ceased to exist? The theme for the 2014 CBMC World Convention is “One God. One World. One Global Marketplace. One Gospel.” What does that mean to you? Are you interested in the possibility of participating in this CBMC World Convention? Why or why not?NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more about this subject, consider the following passages: Proverbs 27:17; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Matthew 28:19-20; Colossians 3:17,23; 2 Timothy 2:2

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