Smart Humanities is an advanced training in interdisciplinary theory of consciousness for responsible persons and interested persons.
It explains in a generally understandable way how consciousness and aesthetic perception “work”, how both are explained in subjects such as literature, art or philosophy – and how business studies could benefit from this different perspective. Because the so-called soft subjects deal with topics like aesthetics, the sense of meaning and other soft factors that make up human beings. But industry does much less of that, of course. Soft skills are certainly a topic there. But they seem to be so little successfully anchored in everyday industrial life that supposedly 50-70% of all cost-intensive undesirable developments there, such as uncooperative basic behaviour or burnouts, are not due to technical but to interpersonal problems – and form the point of view of the soft subjects, to a one-dimensional handling of human consciousness. To bridge the deep divide between the two camps, this mastermind training in interdisciplinary thinking was developed.
New to it is a digital model of human information processing from Theoretical Psychology & Artificial Intelligence Research. What is old about it is the chapter subdivision based on the model of the historical septem artes liberales. The seven modules of this new version are organized like neuronal networks of intelligent people (who do not think more than others, but are better networked):
- The art of thinking
- The art of communication
- The art of creativity
- The art of political (in)correctness
- The art of dealing with ignorance
- The art of leadership
This formalisation of soft concepts of consciousness with the hard parameters of modern systems theory optimises not only the understanding of people but als of market developments. Because companies and (corporate) cultures are systems that consist of people and therefore have similar structures. Understanding these enables a more comprehensive, effective and sustainable approach to people and systems. This “view of the whole” is the new (and actually old) demand on industry, the production goal of tomorrow.