In this era of instant solutions organizations tend to expect immediate solutions to their business problems, ignoring that fact that it took years to get to this state.
The story of the Chinese Bamboo Tree offers a lesson in this regard. It seems that this tree when planted, watered, and nurtured for an entire growing season doesn’t outwardly grow as much as an inch. Then, after the second growing season, a season in which the farmer takes extra care to water, fertilize and care for the bamboo tree, the tree still hasn’t sprouted. So it goes as the sun rises and sets for four solid years. The farmer has nothing tangible to show for all of his labor trying to grow the tree.
Then, along comes year five.
In the fifth year that Chinese bamboo tree seed finally sprouts and the bamboo tree grows up to eighty feet in just one growing season! Or so it seems….
Did the little tree lie dormant for four years only to grow exponentially in the fifth? Or, was the little tree growing underground, developing a root system strong enough to support its potential for outward growth in the fifth year and beyond? The answer is, of course, obvious. Had the tree not developed a strong unseen foundation it could not have sustained its life as it grew.
Drawing Inspiration from the Chinese bamboo property, we at Roots N Shoots believe, our life experiences shape our values and beliefs. The organizations, societies and nations that work on the beliefs and values of its members in essence work on the strong foundations that will manifest in desirable behaviors and desired results.
We help organizations with robust experiential interventions and through that enable them to achieve business results.