Intuition’s role in the workplace (Guest commentary)

Being intuitive helps employees anticipate small changes and do things differently
By Arupa Tesolin
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/07/2007

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from ting! A Surprising Way to Listen to Intuition and Do Business Better, a new book by Arupa Tesolin.

As they sat down together, Hermilla asked Tony to talk about some of the things he wanted to focus on in his career and position. He talked at length about how clients who used to take up a lot of his time weren’t calling as much and when he called them, they weren’t really communicating. Despite this, he continued to persist and maintain a friendly rapport with them. He just didn’t feel he was getting anywhere. Hermilla asked him about the other account managers and what the sales results were. Tony replied that they were down slightly overall, but his performance was consistent.

“What does your intuition say about this?” he asked her generously. “I’d really like to know because, frankly, I just don’t see the linkages here.”