Open Minds Vs. Closed Minds- which is better?

Open Minds Vs. Closed Minds- which is better?

The questions that occupy my day are considering open vs. closed situations. Examples include:

Do you prefer open-minded or closed-minded people?

Do you opt for open systems, closed systems or both? Example: Windows vs. Apple

Do you prefer working in an open office or closed office?

Do you opt for open questions, closed ones or both?

Do you care for open principles, closed principles or both?

Do you prefer open mouths or closed mouths?

Do you prefer open-cells foam or closed-cells foam?

Is it better to sleep with an open mouth or a closed mouth?

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These aren't trivial questions and don't have simple answers. It amazes me how we rush into one option and only to discover later how mistaken we were. One example is our rush for open offices because they allow more exchange of information, create team spirit, reduce backbiting and lead to more cooperation. Later studies showed that open offices generate more problems than they can solve. Open offices are blamed for the drop of 32% of workers well-being. Wasted times are estimated to average 86 minutes per day. Trust decreases and so the collaboration spirit among employees.

Sometimes we focus on closed or open regardless of the intended use. For example, open-cells insulation material is intended for acoustic insulation whereas the closed-cells materials are intended for thermal insulation. The closed serves one purpose and not the other. Do we want to insulate employees from noises and keep them in closed rooms or do we want to insulate them from the heat outside. We need to balance our needs.

An interesting reading for me was to find answers whether it is better to sleep with an open mouth or closed one. It turns out that sleeping with a closed mouth has the advantages of:

Your oxygen/carbon dioxide balance is better with nose breathing.

Teeth need saliva to protect against cavities.

Your partner will appreciate you not snoring!

Is it for the same reasons advisable to keep our mouths shut and not open them? I believe trees teach us a great lesson here. They open and close stomata in their leaves when they do photosynthesis. However; when the trees are short of water they close their stomata. Trees sense that their major need shifted from generating energy to saving water. We need to know when to open our mouths to synthesize something of value or close them to preserve our reputation.

Open systems exchange energy and matter with their surroundings. Closed systems don't and they may end up in chaos. Closed minds may end up in chaos as well. Like a kettle on fire without a lid on it. It shall exchange matter and energy.. If we cover the kettle with a lid it shall only exchange matter, but not energy. We may isolate the kettle with an insulation barrier so that the kettle will be isolated and shall not be able to exchange energy with its surroundings.

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Do we have a new classification for managers?

Β· Thermostat-Like Managers- they exchange no information and energy with their subordinates.

Β· Closed-Cells Managers- they exchange information, but aren't energizing their surroundings

Β· Open-Cells-Like Managers- they exchange info and energy with their people.

Your thoughts shall be welcome. I have an open mind for criticism.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#131
Funmi Ade I received notice of your comment while reading your just published post. I surely agree with you that organizations should be managed as open systems to exchange information with the outside world. The dynamics are changing and to have rules of best practices is not the way to manage complex systems as simple ones. I appreciate your saying " where decisions are made based on changing dynamics, rather than a set methodology".

Funmi Ade

Funmi Ade

1 year ago #91

I would add that in consulting it is always advisable to look at organizations as open systems, so change or strategy takes cognizance of how action on one problem impacts the rest. Or leadership as open system of contingency theory, where decisions are made based on changing dynamics, rather than a set methodology. As I have learnt as a management and leadership tutor, and is often part of open discussion, people are both open and closed. Its a matter of sliding spectrum of disclosure - how much you are willing to disclose of yourself (open) or not (closed). @Ali Anani to conclude i would always say there's very little that's either or, usually more a nuance.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#129
I fully understand Anthony. I just respected your wish and I like people who search knowledge

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#126
I did search before writing the buzz and I summarized my findings. I am currently away from home @Anthony Winner and shall try to find the references when I return home. I agree with you on the open mind issue.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#123
Great to read your comments again. Surprisingly, I tagged your name dear Deb\ud83d\udc1d Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee in one of my comments on trusting our senses. I can't recall where I did that, but I hope you get tagged. I appreciate your comment and your highlighting of a very important point. This is realizing "what is happening at the time" because what happens now changes what happens next. You are spot on.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#122
Please comment more Sneha One as we need appreciative souls like you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#120
I love your comment Sneha One. I enjoyed reading your analysis and logic. I also enjoyed reading that your started answering the questions in the buzz. I love readers who interact and you do. Your comment is greatly appreciated.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#117
Very interesting comment and now I would love to meet with you in person one day. I think we shall then have many interesting exchange of minds Proma \ud83d\udc1d Nautiyal

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

3 years ago #84

#116
Honestly, Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I have often considered myself to be a paradoxical person. In fact, I had given myself the nickname, Paradox Personified (during my video-gaming days). You brought back old memories.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#115
This is an interesting comment dear Proma \ud83d\udc1d Nautiyal. I like your openness even though you prefer "closeness". Is this a paradox?

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

3 years ago #82

This article led to a bit of introspection Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, and thank you for making that happen. The questions you asked at the beginning of the buzz seemed simple, like you pointed out but, as I started answering them , I realized that we are literally closed to the word "closed". However, I would myself like to choose closed as an answer to many of the questions you asked. Closed office, closed questions (I am not a person of much words), closed mouths (sleeping or talking). Had you not written this I wouldn't have known how I think about these matters. Thank you!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#112
I thank you dear Joanne Gardocki for contributing a solid comment. You provided a solution by your call for new venues for discussions such as over meals. We need to breathe new thinking to make business more productive. I am responding to your comment having just published a new buzz on "Against Authenticity and Free Movement": https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/against-authenticity-and-free-movement In the buzz I show how bacteria build communities that are more than 1500 times more resistant to antibiotics than an individual bacterium has. We may think of building work communities following the simple rules bacteria follow. A lot to ponder on.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Yor comment summarizes the buzz succinctly Sue Bryan. I enjoyed reading it. I hope to have more exchanges of comments in the future.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#108
And your mind is reacting nicely Harish Daniel

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#104
My dear friend and author Edward Lewellen- first- it is my genuine pleasure to read your comments again. I hope your health is great as much as your brainy ideas are. Your example of open offices reflects on a real life experience and I share your point of view entirely. Yes, sometimes when we have only two choices we rush into selecting one without considering consequences, as your story example pointed out. I wrote in a later buzz that having choices may generate new choices. You again revealed a great example. You mentioned introverts started building walls of books. You enrich my my mind my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#102
I thank you @James Olcott and you are a mind reader. My post of today discusses choices and I wonder what you think https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/embedded-choices

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear Netta Virtanen- you are truly one of my main discoveries on beBee. I love your writing and so a comment from you weighs a lot for me. I appreciate greatly your support and encouragement.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#97
I published the buzz dear Sara Jacobovici. I wonder if it would be to your taste! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/better-to-focus-or-not

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#97
Very true Sara Jacobovici. Strikingly, you wrote this comment while I am writing a buzz on focus or not? Two choices that sound easy to select from. In reality, the choice isn't easy. You keep reading my mind.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #73

#95
Thank you to Ali Anani. I appreciate you saying that being open to one perspective does not close you to the existence of another. I like the way Dr. Ali worded it by saying that "open and close coexist." Maybe making a choice is often difficult when someone can not imagine being able to hold both that which has been chosen and that which was not.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#95
You never amaze me with your sharpness Donna-Luisa Eversley. I enjoyed your comment immensely. Your writing "I will relate open and closed to choices and how we share our point of view. If I am open to sharing good thoughts and kindness, I can't be closed off from the fact that bad, negative, and hate exist. For one to be highlighted the other must be present". So, open and close coexist. You are a pioneer in your thinking and your observation that hugging was accompanied with hate in some comments is the proof. Because of Sara Jacobovici is writing a buzz on similar issues I invite her to read your comment Donna. I have no doubt dear Sara shall enjoy reading it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you dear Donna-Luisa Eversley for your sharing the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#92
Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher- My mouth is open with amazement because of your concise comment. Thank you

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #69

I prefer a person with an open mind, a mouth that stays closed when it's unnecessary to open it and closed mouth during sleep ;-) Great questions Ali Anani

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#90
SMiling morning for me because of your sweet comment . Thank you

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

4 years ago #67

Ah, frankness is such a fine element, but where wisdom is widely wanted, either you've to be tactical or mum.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #66

#84
My pleasure dear Ali Anani!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Love your mention of the tipping point Donald Grandy. This gives the image that open/close are not on the opposite ends of a straight line; rather on a curve. This possibility opens my mind to many new thoughts and possibilities. I therefore greatly appreciate your illumination and sharing of the buzz. Thank you.

Donald 🐝 Grandy PN

Donald 🐝 Grandy PN

4 years ago #64

Excellent post Ali Anani. I am for the most part open minded, however, have found myself on many occasions in the middle. The tipping point for the open/closed decision for me, was the value of the risk. Thanks for opening up this great topic. I will be sharing.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you for the context you referred to the thermostat within. I thank you for the thoughtful comment and for sharing the buzz Kevin Baker

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you dear friend Milos Djukic for your sharing of my buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#82
A reader commented on this buzz on G+ by telling me that I forgot to mention the open or closed wallet. Sometimes, I tend to think that our minds are like wallets. Would this give you a second thought dear SUCHARIT CHAUDHURI?😊

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#80
I like your "alternating thinking", in emulation of alternating currents John Rylance

John Rylance

John Rylance

4 years ago #59

I like to think I have a mind that when closed knows when it needs to be open and vice versa.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#78
Great response Harvey Lloyd. You summed it up beautifully in this line Environment and adaptability go hand in hand.". Lovely indeed.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #57

#75
I believe all three may apply. Our perspectives are what we enter into discussions, deals or social engagement. From education to experience our perspectives are formed. The larger question is whether we control them or them us. Recent history would say that our perspectives are fixed around a narrative of social identification and to change it would mean we would need to change our associations. This would indicate a closed perspective in action. Although the individual might be experiencing cognitive dissonance. An individual with an open perspective may hold many truths they believe but are willing to understand their truths may not be shared. Open perspectives seek a greater truth. But in recent history, again, this seeking could cause those with closed perspectives a need to associate you within a perspective they see as right or wrong. Scuttling debate and growth. The perspective i enter with will either offer new wisdom or secure my existing wisdom.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#76
I don't know how or why but your commented reminded me of leapfrog Devesh Bhatt. I love your creative mind. I love equally you're saying "Both open are bad for efficiencies and both closed are bad for innovation". I guess one of your forthcoming buzzes shall be on "Environment and adaptability go hand in hand". You are creative.

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

4 years ago #55

A few years back I had imagined Management like a Frog. Infact I had imagined an alter ego of a Glass Frog. Leap of Progress, adaptive, amphibious, good eyes, efficient hunter of distant flying prey, representative of biodiversity and a musician. Yes frogs when together , make great music. I had extended that to the environment and made a report on work efficiencies. Environment and adaptability go hand in hand. Environment makes us adapt to evade, survive, or evolve... Evolve as humans and in a one dimensional context frogs and beavers were a good example. I think our rules should be closed in precision but conduct should be open. It is all in the nuances rather than the concept. Instead, our rules are full of loopholes and our conduct is autocratic and closed. Again the nuances. Both open are bad for efficiencies and both closed are bad for innovation. We have to chose our priorities. Perhaps have different systems for different objectives and a migration process which is immediate and seamless.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#73
You explained your perspective very clearly and concisely Harvey Lloyd. I agree with you "The changes can be viewed as encumbrances, closed or they can be seen as well thought out needs for the success of the efforts, open". It is indeed a matter of perspective. Harvey- do you think that perspectives themselves are open or closed or even isolated?

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #53

A thought provoking post for Monday morning Ali Anani. I have always felt that the difference between open and closed, is perspective. A Leader or Manager's perspective is always being met with challenges of regulation, changes in direction or policy. All generated within the thoughts of success. This is where managers become leaders. The changes can be viewed as encumbrances, closed or they can be seen as well thought out needs for the success of the efforts, open. This is not a declaration that the change is worthy and will succeed, but rather a perspective of running with an idea and seeing where it takes us. The closed minded approach will conceive ways to prove the negative perspective correct. This concept has always baffled me, why would you take the ideas of change, wrap them in a negative perspective and rally against the place you receive your paycheck? Seems counter intuitive. When we are handed lemons make lemonade, or design and develop a lemon launcher and attack the supplier.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#71
Yes, and I am thankful to you Teresa Gezze.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#68
Thanks for making me smile my friend David Navarro L\u00f3pezπŸ˜‰

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ˜Thanks dears Teresa Gezze

David Navarro LΓ³pez

David Navarro LΓ³pez

4 years ago #49

I can not make mine your words "I have an open mind to criticism". To YOUR criticism I have an open mind. To others, as closed as an oyster. LOL

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#66
Thank you again dear CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #47

#61
Another great source is emojipedia http://emojipedia.org/faq/

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#61
Thank you so much Teresa Gezze and I do appreciate your link. You have the spirit of a genuine queen beBee.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #45

#61
thanks Teresa Gezze. I am looking forward to our new platform !

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#58
I too "suffer" from same. Is it my fingers or the keyboard? May be both.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#52
Mohammed Sultan- I forgot to mention your quote ""Open minded people don't cray on their deaths,they cray on themselves in this occasion." Now, whether you meant cry or cray I don't know for sure. I checked the dictionary for cray and one of the definitions is "Cray may also refer to: Crayfish. Cray, slang for Crazy". So, even cray is still applicable. I think you meant cry because in the last sentence of your comment you wrote cry and not cray "Thank you dear @Ali Anani PhD for giving us an occasion to convey our feelings and thoughts without the need to cry".

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I wish to thank Matt Blanchfield for sharing this buzz in IT- Information Technology Hive. and all readers who shared this buzz as well. I like sharing in "foreign hives" because this what leads o better cross-fertilization of ideas. By foreign I mean a hive that I wouldn't think of sharing among the three hives we are allowed to share. Thank you, Matt.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#52
I have yet to find a comment by dear Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich for elaborating on the comment of Deb in such a lovely way. You are wise too my friend. I enjoyed this part "Thus all countries will be participating in the equalization of their economies".May be the "globalization of equalization" may be extensible to other areas in our world this way and not be limited to economies and production. SOmething to consider seriously.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#51
I draw the attention of the readers for a valuable point in your comment dear Jeet Sarkar. Particularly, I refer to your writing But owing to these , the males are also attracting the eyes of predator by virtue of which they are often in danger in their mating season". Yes, we need to ba aware of this fact. In business, a successful enterprise draws the eyes of the predators (competitors). Amazingly, beed do the same and the female attract the strongest and healthiest males by the way they waggle dance. Being oo open invites troubles. You are a wise man.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#50
Great is your motivation dear Phillip Louis D 'Amato. Thank you

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

4 years ago #38

#48
Thanks Ali Anani - looking forward to your next post!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you for the follow, comment and sharing of my buzz dear Claire \ud83d\udc1d Cardwell. I followed you as well and I hope to enjoy more engaging discussions with you.

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

4 years ago #36

Ali Anani - Enjoyed your thought provoking article - I generally prefer things to be open (except my mouth when I am sleeping!)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#43
Thank you dear Sara Jacobovici for sharing your blessed fathers' wisdom. I wish to draw the attention of readers to the depth of this quote.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#44
Thanks for the note dear . I have then to teach myself how to use them. My opinion is that excessive use of emojis might be harmful; in contrast, using them at the right time and place will draw attention. At least, yours drew my attention. I am more open to their use. You bring a new idea and stretch the discussions into new lands. Open to.... and filling the space with a proper noun such as icons/emojis or whatever provide us with the opportunity to discuss a diversity of issues.

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #33

#42
Regrets for going off subject, Ali, but to follow up: I like to switch off between my laptop and smart phone. However, even on the laptop you can still easily use emojis/icons on Twitter, which has made them readily available for all users (FYI). Now, per your brilliant buzz, it would be interesting to know if bees are open minded or close minded about using emojis/icons on beBee? Personally, I think it's nice to have that option regardless of whether one decides to use it. Some people love emojis, while others then to think they're a bit immature, at least in my experience. Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #32

#40
Thank you Ali Anani for finding a connection to share my father's words. That you have given us a chance through the same questions to produce different expressions and communication relates to how my father, of blessed memory, used to look at a piano in awe and say; this wooden box filled with strings, hammers and a keyboard is available to everyone, yet in the hands of a Beethoven music is produced. We're all given a "piano", a life to play, with the same materials as everyone else. It's wonderful to hear the music you create Dr. Ali and the music you inspire in others.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#41
Great response my friend Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee would share the link to his buzz here. Yes, and I am grateful to all commenters for without their comments this buzz would lose much of its value.

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #30

#9
Hi again, Ali. Firsrt, I'm pleased to see your buzz generating so much engagement (as usual). Second, per your question below about the icons/emojis, I would just add the following to Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee who wrote a very good article about the proliferation of emojis (either here or for his column on Inc. or The Huffington Post). I found emojis most helpful on Twitter to save space with word counts on tweets. Also, I think the bee icon/emojis are helpful for branding. I like to add the globe icon/emoji after the bees to send a message on beBee's global reach. Thanks again!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
I knew it dear Sara Jacobovici and I expected a superb comment from you. Your tent example is fabulous. It is so beautiful that I am lost of words what to say. Your quote from your late father on the piano ( and I hope you share the same here) is just a great example of how we use same words, but some of us as you are can make them sing with their music. A great comment and I am sure dear Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich shall enjoy immensely as well as all other names mentioned in your comment.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #28

#17
#19 Dear Ali Anani and then Manjit. Dr. Ali, you have created an opportunity through the "fun" to allow for the serious to emerge. The styles and insights are tremendous. Now regarding Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich's comment #18, I, too, was taken by the quote you use from Deb's comment, "An example of a blended approach is the fact that truly intimate moments in human relationships require a closed system of two people communicating deeply in an immensely open way". For me, it brings up the image of when people were tent dwellers, they set up their tents so that the flaps of their windows faced away from their neighbors' tents. In this way, no one was able to look into the open flap of their neighbors' tent to see what they were engaged in doing. In other words, they had achieved privacy through an "open" window, all based on how they positioned themselves in relation to each other.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
Dear Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich. The title of her buzz is "Surrendering to Courage" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@donna-luisa-eversley/surrendering-to-courage To achieve your two-pronged approach we need to be courageous. I firmly believe there is a need to amalgamate this great comment with the lovely buzz of Donna. I fail to express my gratitude to your courage and clear thinking.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
I mean every word to the Maximum dear Max

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I am privileged by your sharing . Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
First, I am grateful to you dear Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich. One line in your comment forced me to pause and think. This is "But this structure of living is toppling. It is utterly unsustainable". My question is then what? Self-organization to a new society? I would love to hear your voice.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
This is a gorgeous respons dear . I loved this "I like to think of it as inclusive or exclusive systems" and this ""My office is anywhere I happen to be." Totally open to any location because we both happen to be there". THis is smashing. I really enjoyed your responses.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
I am becoming addicted to your comments dear CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit. This is my take away and what a lovely one it is "humour is a fine digestive juice, that works on our seriousness without lessening our serious look at life". Your previous comment testifies your wisdom here.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #21

#17
So long as humour is not at the price or at the expense of someone else, humour is a fine digestive juice, that works on our seriousness without lessening our serious look at life. Everything we write is humourous - for as serious as we can become, their is humour in that becoming. It is our ability to find the humour in our own digestion that is more important than the humour we write. For sure, let us make the world smile and laugh but do that with every fibre and cell of our own body, for we are that world.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #20

#17
So long as humour is not at the price or at the expense of someone else, humour is a fine digestive juice, that works on our seriousness without lessening our serious look at life. Everything we write is humourous - for as serious we can become, their is humour in that becoming. It is our ability to find the humour in our own digestion that is more important than the humour we write. For sure let us make the world smile and laugh but do that with every fibre and cell of our own body, for we are that world.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
Dear Mohammed Sultan- I wish I could put this comment on its own for commenting upon. You know I love it for you disclosed the meaning I meant by coining the types of managers. You expanded beautifully on the meaning and dressed them up with great examples and analogies. Believe me this comment is a buzz on its own. Your knowledge and sense scan many different horizons. I agree with you and I don't need to repeat your words. I wish you joy as much as you gave me.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

As much as I appreciate your sharing the buzz dear Aurorasa Sima as much I would like to read your comment. Your sense is great.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
I am sure then that you shall also enjoy the comment of CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit to read this illuminating part of your comment "An example of a blended approach is the fact that truly intimate moments in human relationships require a closed system of two people communicating deeply in an immensely open way". You never fail to raise my eyebrows with the quality of your comments, Deb.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Truly, fun mixed with seriousness. I loved your responses dear CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit. You made me smile with a closed mouth and laugh with an opened one. There are embedded gems in your responses such as "I believe in a world of open information so long as it does not compromise privacy of person". The response that got me thinking is "When a person asks a question, ask them for an answer first". Are you going to add comedy writing to your spectrum If yes, what color would you give it. Thanks for Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee for he solicited this lovely response from you. Enjoyed greatly every word of your comment.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #15

I will emulate my response the way Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee has chosen to answer : Do you prefer open-minded or closed-minded people? If you are closed I will not open you, if you are open, I will not close you. Do you for open systems, closed systems or both? Example: Windows vs. Apple I believe in a world of open information so long as it does not compromise privacy of person. Do you prefer working in an open office or closed office? I am a chameleon, incredibly adaptive - I can foster in both ecosystems and I also am an anthropologist, I like observing human beings in different habitats - but I hate reality TV shows and enforced ideologies. Do you opt for open questions, closed ones or both? Rhetorical questions are my favourite. When a person asks a question, ask them for an answer first. Open questions elicit a greater response. When efficiency of yes/no is required closed is good. Do you care for open principles, closed principles or both? I don't like principles enforced on me but I absolutely believe in living a principled life but adaptable to context and not absolutes. Do you prefer open mouths or closed mouths? Everybody likes clothed mouths but when I eat, I love eating with an open mouth - naturally I end up eating alone with enjoyment!!!. Do you prefer open-cells foam or closed-cells foam? This is new information to me. So I took stock of info at http://bit.ly/2kgMJVP and R-Values at http://bit.ly/2jjCIYC The 1st link says closed foam has a greater R Value, the 2nd link says there is greater insulation with a higher R-Value Based on this limited information I prefer Closed Cell. Is it better to sleep with an open mouth or a closed mouth? Better a closed mouth but like Javier I sleep with a open mouth

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #14

I will emulate what @Javier has done, with the proviso that about ten years ago I would have answered exactly as he did. Back then there was Open Source, Open this and Open that. Do you prefer open-minded or closed-minded people? If you are closed I will not open you, if you are open, I will not close you. Do you for open systems, closed systems or both? Example: Windows vs. Apple I believe in a world of open information so long as it does not compromise privacy of person. Do you prefer working in an open office or closed office? I am a chameleon, incredibly adaptive - I can foster in both ecosystems and I also am an anthropologist, I like observing human beings in different habitats - but I hate reality TV shows and ideologies. Do you opt for open questions, closed ones or both? Rhetorical questions are my favourite, when a person asks a question, ask them for an answer first. Open questions elicit a greater response, and closed questions indicate a yes or no response - and when efficiency is required closed is good. Do you care for open principles, closed principles or both? I don't like principles enforced on me but I absolutely believe in living a principled life but adaptable to context and not absolute. Do you prefer open mouths or closed mouths? Everybody likes clothed mouths but when I eat, I love eating with an open mouth - naturally I end up eating alone. Do you prefer open-cells foam or closed-cells foam? This is new information to me. So I took stock of info at http://bit.ly/2kgMJVP and R-Values at http://bit.ly/2jjCIYC The 1st link says closed foam has a greater R Value, the 2nd link says there is greater insulation with a higher R-Value Based on this limited information I prefer Closed Cell. Is it better to sleep with an open mouth or a closed mouth? Better a closed mouth but like Javier I sleep with a open mouth

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Your response with its depth crowned this buzz dear Laurent Boscherini. What a brilliant and thinking idea you uncover "Maybe, the trait of "open-mindedness" is best understood as a specific disposition, rather than an occurrent state of mind". I love it.

Laurent Boscherini

Laurent Boscherini

4 years ago #12

Thank you dear Ali Anani for sharing your very relevant post. Maybe, the trait of "open-mindedness" is best understood as aΒ specific disposition, rather than an occurrent state of mind. It's not about what beliefs you actually have, but how open you are to revising them in appropriate circumstances. Maybe, It requires the true humilityΒ of self-acknowledged fallibility. So, maybe both of us should be broaded minds, as many brilliant Bees, even if it doesn't preclude our drawing reasonable conclusions in the present.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
You are unbelievable Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee for you respond and act without delay. I look forward to reading the buzz by your staff. Thank you

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #10

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Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #9

#9
Ali Anani

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Just tell me where do you find all these interesting icons dear Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee? Thank you as always for your support and encouragement. I have a suggestion for you and may be would support it. It is writing a buzz on how to select and use icons in comments and buzzes. I truly hope you would do.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
You are a very understanding man dear Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee just prior to publishing this buzz. I mentioned casually to her that I was about to publish a fun buzz. I am relieved that you found out it is a fun one. I thank you so much for your responses. You care and you prove the sincerity of your openness.

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #6

#5
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Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #5

Very interesting and fun buzz !! My answers :) Do you prefer open-minded or closed-minded people? JC: Open-minded :) Do you for open systems, closed systems or both? Example: Windows vs. Apple JC: Open Systems like Linux (both Windows and iOS are closed) Do you prefer working in an open office or closed office? JC: Open office. Our HQ beehive is open. Do you opt for open questions, closed ones or both? JC: Usually both Do you care for open principles, closed principles or both? JC: Both Do you prefer open mouths or closed mouths? JC: listening is always a must but also talking is important. Do you prefer open-cells foam or closed-cells foam? JC: it depends... Is it better to sleep with an open mouth or a closed mouth? JC: I sleep with an open mouth as I can not breath properly. My general would be ... openness is a great thing. That doesn't mean sometimes we choose closed systems :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I wish to thank all bees who shared my buzz. I don't know all the names, but I am deeply grateful to all of you and including debasish majumder.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Sara Jacobovici- for me is priceless your feedback, support and comprehension. I am glad the classification of managers meets your approval. Yes, open and closed should be taken with due consideration to the intended use and support system. You said it perfectly well.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #2

All the power to you Ali Anani, for telling it like it is; as clearly as you see it. You "opened" my eyes to seeing how often we focus our choices, like "closed or open regardless of the intended use"; we don't look at the needs and what system would support those needs. I appreciate your new classification for managers. Your ability to use nature to help us understand human behavior in business is priceless.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Thank you dear debasish majumder for your lovely comment and for raising the issue "i wonder whether trees deliberately make such effort to open and close the stomata in their leaves during photosynthesis". I thought a lot about the same. However; as trees do it consistently and close the stomata (openings) to hinder the loss of water during drought means they do it purposefully. It is amazing how trees use multi-pronged strategy to combat the need for water. May be it is an emerging property, may be it is stored in their memory or other reasons for we know little. Recent studies shows that through the excretion of certain chemicals that trees know when to open the openings or pores in their leaves or not. STill, we have a long way before we may understand why trees do what they do.

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