I have a request.
I am curious to read your thoughts on this and how it relates to the Young Automotive Group as a self regulating highly functional system that creates, grows and develops the perfect environment. I will leave it there and not disclose to much.
I challenge you to read up on this topic and compare it to YAG and then share your thoughts. This will take some of your own thoughts and time.
The Gaia hypothesis.
Thanks and I will be waiting to see your thoughts because you are a very important part of this system.
Love you all and I am humbled by all of your hard work and charity toward each other and caring for our customers.
6 thoughts on “The Gaia hypothesis”
In response to the request for thoughts on the GAIA hypothesis, I feel the YAG is always working toward this, By our think YOUNG commitment. The 4 parts of the commitment Trust and loyalty, work together rise together, engage and support, and value. bring the YAG group together to work as a WHOLE.
What comes to mind first is “Oliver’s tree”: YAG is growing organically like an Aspen grove; roots are interconnected and nourish the trunk (Dealership/GM), which nourishes the branches (Departments), which nourish leaves and fruit (Individual). None can survive without the other and requires organic nutrients – water and sun. YAG is organic in that we are all humans – we require fundamental biological needs to survive. We grow with love (given and accepted) and develop into esteemed individuals. Every person in YAG contributes something unique relative to our core values and furthers our growth. Anything inorganic becomes a potential obstacle and can cause diversion. For the tree it may mean pollution or a woodsman with a chain saw. As humans, the inorganic effecting YAG’s “On Song” is bringing any personal “black cloud” into our work environment. The tree has no control over the inorganic, but we do! What a great place to be …
Wow material over my head! But my simple take on the subject is this; YAG is like a chain linked together to make a complete circle. Each Dealership, with it’s employees is a link in the chain. The employees are what makes each link strong. Our strength depends on working with each other. As we reach out to the next link, if we are happy and productive the next link will be happy to link in. If we aren’t working together and building each other up as a team, or one link doesn’t want to link in, it affects our whole chain, it can’t be complete with even one piece missing. If we think we are not important enough to make a difference, that is just not true! We need each person to be happy and healthy so they can in turn reach out to make the next person happy and healthy and so on. YAG is the GOLD we are made of, let’s be the strongest brightest chain in the display case!
the above comments are all spot on. I like this analagy. The earth is one living organism with trillions of living organisms that intereact and affect each other. We see it all the time, from earthquakes causing tsunamis to the depletion of the rain forest having an affect on our atmoshphere. There is alot of good synergy that takes place, especially this time of year. People helping others in need and lifting the spirits has a dramatic affect on lives that can carry out a positive ripple affect to so many.
The YAG is similiar in this way. We have various entities with employees within each entity all striving to do their best. Whether it’s Sales, Service, Parts, RMR or someone in an accounting role we all do our part to ensure our Customers are being taken care of, which in turn ensures our company is successfull which in turn ensures the Young Automotive Group is successfull. Like the ONSong analagy in our retreats, the GAIA hypothesis proposes that organisms interact with their surroundings on earth to form a self regulating system. Employees within the YAG all interact with each other, in our surroundings to accomplish this same growth. Look at where we have come over the past ten years, we share thoughts, ideas, employees to ensure all YAG entities are successfull. What a blessing it is to be a part of this great growth and look forward to the Future. And like the Aspen Grove is all connected so are all of us. Working together, to Rise Together, Trust and Loyalty, engaging and supporting and providing Value. We are all in this togethers, no one employee is more or less important to our success.
These are my thoughts on the YAG and GAIA hypothesis…
I would say that it most reminds me of the YAG in that we are constantly adapting to change in our industry. We can adapt, but have to do it together to be successful. A lot more change will come, and adjusting to this change quickly will make us all better. We need to see the problems we have now and the future problems we may have in each department. We’ll support each other in the changes we will need to make to get better.