Chapter 1287 – Is The Tengda Spirit Getting Another Update?
Chapter 1287: Is The Tengda Spirit Getting Another Update?
After a moment of silence, Wu Bin tried asking, “Boss Pei, I have some questions.
“You said that there are certain ‘merits’ in this booklet. Where is it exactly?”
Pei Qian fell silent.
This question was very good and sharp. It hit the nail right on the head.
I really want to tell you the merits, but I can’t say it out loud!
Pei Qian pondered for a moment and asked, “What do you think is undesirable about this booklet?”
Wu Bin answered, “I think the most important thing is the essence of the core of the Tengda spirit!”
“If you look at the more superficial details, such as the choices, it seems quite right.”
“However, the interpretation of the core of the Tengda spirit is very different.”
“In my understanding, the Tengda spirit should be a high-spirited fighting spirit, not a lazy spirit of indulgence.”
“If there is a problem with the most fundamental understanding, then we will naturally reach a completely wrong conclusion. The final outcome will naturally be very different.”
Pei Qian sniggered inside.
That’s exactly what I wanted!
Your high-spirited interpretation was the misinterpretation, alright?
Before this, Pei Qian had always wanted to ask if there was a problem with the interpretation of the Tengda spirit by his subordinates. Now, everything was confirmed. There was indeed a problem. What’s more, there was a huge problem!
He could use this opportunity to correct it.
Before this, Pei Qian did not have a suitable opportunity to correct it even if he wanted to.
That was because there were some things that he could not say too clearly. If he suddenly did this, it would seem abrupt and suspicious.
What’s more, Pei Qian had not found any concrete evidence to prove that everyone’s understanding of the Tengda spirit had deviated. Naturally, he did not know where to start.
However, this was a very good opportunity.
He could not say it too clearly, but he could at least take the opportunity to think about it from the sidelines and let everyone’s understanding of the Tengda spirit be relatively correct.
Pei Qian retorted, “Must the lazy spirit be wrong? Why do you have such prejudice against the lazy spirit?”
“I think that there’s nothing wrong with being lazy. Not only should we not object, but we should also promote it.”
“On the surface, it looks absolutely right to be proud of work and to be ashamed of pleasure. However, if you think about it carefully, is it really absolutely right?”
“How did enjoyment become shameful and unspeakable?”
Wu Bin: “Huh?”
The lazy spirit should be promoted?
Something was not right. The original intention of a lazy bum was “What’s the difference between a lazy bum and a lazy bum if he lost his dream”. It meant that a person had to have dreams, goals and work hard.
Promoting the spirit of laziness was to let people give up their dreams and goals, stop fighting, and live their lives?
How could such thoughts come from Boss Pei?
Pei Qian said again, “Have you ever thought about why the starting point in this book was wrong in your opinion but came to the right conclusion in the end?”
“Shouldn’t you reflect on yourself?”
Pei Qian felt that there was no way he could say this more clearly.
What he meant was that the answer in the booklet was correct. Why don’t you reflect on it? In fact, the answer you gave was a misinterpretation? Instead, the answer in the booklet was the standard answer?
Reflect well, did you make things complicated?
Wu Bin was dumbfounded.
He seemed to understand a little, but on further thought, he did not understand at all.
Boss Pei’s words seemed to be very philosophical and profound. He felt that he had been too one-sided previously.
Pei Qian asked, “Have you figured it out?”
Wu Bin was a little ashamed. “Boss Pei, I… seem to understand a little. I’ll think it over when I get back.”
Pei Qian was speechless.
Sh * t, what a waste of effort.
If he did not understand it on the spot, he would only understand it more ridiculously after the fact.
Actually, I’m just encouraging everyone to slack and not work hard. Is it that hard to understand?
“Don’t think about it so complicatedly. Many principles are very simple. Don’t always drift so high when you think about problems. Connect more to the earth, understand?”
Wu Bin still did not fully understand, but he had a good memory. He noted down everything that Boss Pei had said and slowly tried to figure it out.
Thus, he nodded. “Alright, Boss Pei. I’ll remember everything.”
Pei Qian sighed inwardly.
Sigh, where did I find these funny employees from? All of them have huge problems understanding me.
Hopefully, the training organization’s godly assistance could be salvaged.
Wu Bin felt genuinely confused as he walked out of Boss Pei’s office.
His own brain waves seemed to be different from Boss Pei’s again.
What was going on?
He must have misunderstood the Tengda spirit.
Wu Bin immediately returned to the HR department and secretly took out the manual hidden under the drawer. He looked at the contents of the Tengda spirit on it and compared it to the small booklet from the training organization. He thought seriously about what Boss Pei said today.
It had to be said that the two books’ interpretation of the Tengda spirit was very close, but the deeper meaning was very different.
Wu Bin summarized the Tengda spirit. At the end of the day, he encouraged everyone to work hard and fight. As for entertainment, it was just a diversion after work. It was a rest and adjustment that was made for everyone to work better.
However, the training organization’s booklet directly understood it as slacking and enjoying.
There was a fundamental difference in their attitudes.
However, to Wu Bin’s surprise, Boss Pei did not deny the book at all. Instead, he denied Wu Bin’s own view.
“What does Boss Pei mean? Is it really as this booklet says, that Boss Pei encourages laziness and slacking?”
“How is that possible? If Boss Pei was really such a person, how could Tengda have developed to its current scale?”
“Did I miss something?”
Wu Bin noted down everything that Boss Pei had said and thought about it repeatedly.
“Boss Pei asked, must the lazy spirit be wrong? Why should we be biased against the lazy spirit?”
“It might not be right to be proud of work and to be ashamed of pleasure. Enjoyment should not be a shameful thing.”
“You also asked me why the starting point of this little book was wrong in my opinion but came to the right conclusion? You asked me to reflect on myself…”
“I think Boss Pei’s interpretation of the Tengda spirit should be very broad and tolerant. This little booklet is definitely not completely correct. It just happened to notice a blind spot that I did not notice previously. This blind spot was emphasized by Boss Pei. It is also where I’m lacking.”
“In other words, Boss Pei has affirmed the relatively novel interpretation of this book, telling me not to be in a hurry to deny it, but to seriously draw nutrition from it.”
Wu Bin frowned and entered deep thought.
Wu Bin felt that no one in Tengda Corporation had a deeper understanding of the Tengda spirit other than Boss Pei.
However, it was obvious that even he did not have a complete understanding of the Tengda spirit.
“Boss Pei said that it might not be right to be proud of work and to be ashamed of pleasure. What is wrong with that sentence?”
“These two sentences are of course not a problem if we separate them.”
“Could it be that… we have to combine them to see? Boss Pei is actually hinting to me that we shouldn’t separate them and stand against each other?”
Wu Bin felt that Boss Pei was definitely not a person who was indulging in pleasure based on his workaholic physique. He should be very immersed in work and working hard to develop Tengda and change industries.
Thus, Boss Pei was definitely not someone who hated work and enjoyed it.
Since both sentences were correct, it could only mean that they were wrong when they were combined.
The only explanation was that these two should not be so clearly distinguished!
Wu Bin suddenly thought of a point of view: ‘The dissimilation of labor’.
Labor was supposed to bring people happiness.
Labor was the process of making use of one’s intelligence to create value for the entire world.
It was just like sculptors carving works, painters painting, and craftsmen creating tools. In the process, they turned the raw materials into valuable art pieces and condensed their own intelligence. They should feel a sense of achievement after completing it.
However, for a long time, labor became a kind of pain, a kind of squeeze. What people felt in labor was not the joy of creation, but physical torture and mental destruction.
It was precisely because of this that he began to emphasize frequently: Work was painful in itself, but adults should work hard to overcome this pain and should take the initiative to endure it.
Consumerism, on the other hand, turned this pain into motivation for consumption.
You’re already working so hard. Why don’t you buy some luxury goods to reward yourself?
Thus, a perfect closed loop was formed.
The pain brought by labor was due to the alienation of labor, which was used in turn. Work and entertainment were strictly separated, and they could have been one.
Wu Bin had seen this view before and thought that it was reasonable. However, inertial thinking was difficult to reverse after all.
Now, after careful consideration, he realized that Boss Pei’s words had the same effect!
That made him take this view seriously again and put it in Boss Pei’s theory.
“In other words, Boss Pei’s appreciation of this little book is mainly because it points out the rationality of the entertainment itself?”
“Previously, I divided work and entertainment into two distinct things. I completely regarded entertainment as a conduit and support for work.”
“At the end of the day, there is still no correct understanding of the value of entertainment.”
“However, Boss Pei told me that entertainment is not only about pleasing the body and mind, but also about adjusting the working state. Sometimes, entertainment is the work itself!”
“Why did the little booklet come to the right conclusion even though its starting point was wrong? That’s because it accidentally interpreted Boss Pei’s importance for entertainment and raised it to a higher position.”
“My direction might be correct, but it’s precisely because it looks too right that I naturally ignored some equally important content.”
“In that case… there’s no need to clarify the contents in the booklet!”
“Once a new employee enters the company, as long as he combines the contents of the booklet with the Tengda spirit manual, wouldn’t he be able to understand the Tengda spirit more fully?”
“This booklet is wrong, but it is very typical. It is very inspiring and educational!”
Wu Bin suddenly understood Boss Pei’s intentions.
He had thought that Boss Pei was emphasizing how entertainment could improve work. However, that did not seem to be the case.
Boss Pei thought deeper. He thought that entertainment and work might be one and the same. He wanted to change the mutated state of labor and turn it back to its original form!
That would no longer make Tengda’s work pure, painful, and exhausting. Instead, it would become the original ‘creation’ of labor.
Without a doubt, this idea was raised to another level.
It looked like the Tengda spirit manual was going to be completely overturned and updated!