IN THE TRENCHES WITH Naama O. Pozniak
“IN JANUARY 2020, I promised you that together, we could mindfully bring new ideas and information to our Cal Broker readers. Instead, 2021 was a constant pandemic wave that became part of our daily routine. While our health and well-being have never been more crucial, our job as leaders in the healthcare industry has never been as challenged — with too many factors to deal with. Additionally, the loss of so many friends, clients and colleagues is an unbearable fact.
While trying to make sense of it, I dug into the cultural work environment where employers have a double duty mission. I observed that first, leadership in every size business and in every profession needs to wake up and understand that delivering health insurance benefits to employees is no longer enough!
We live in a new reality that pushes employers to connect to their employees’ mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Fortunately, the conversation is front and center of every business model. So, while we’re still dealing with compliance, security and regulations, it looks like we will ultimately leverage technological innovations to maximize an individual’s health and well-being.
So lately, I have been writing and sharing about Meta Leadership, where meta means “beyond the horizon of what we can see, touch, and feel,” how we can reframe how we think about well-being.
Self-awareness is one of the primary keys to building a healthier hybrid cultural community. Building a bridge to a workforce culture of health has never been more challenging. However, we can create one valuable bridge between the physical and the digital world, referred to as the phygital world. We have a unique vital tool in our toolkit to help us look beyond our perception of tremendous separation: that tool is transparency — where we can clearly see that we stand on the threshold of the next evolution in health and well-being.
Here, mindfulness becomes part of our commitment to connection to spirit, and we have an opportunity to be pioneers and be early adopters of the rising Web 3.0.
Let’s back up a little to look at the development of Web 1.0 and 2.0 first:
- Web 1.0 was the first generation of the world wide web. It consumed content and information and only allowed users to search for passive content.
- Web 2.0 is current and still features dynamic consumer-created content and the rise of social media like Facebook and Google.
- Web 3.0 decentralizes the internet — where the creation of high-quality content engages in high-quality Ai and technology, like Apple Siri, smart devices and robots. The platform uses blockchain technology to share data directly from the original source to the users. Gifted individuals will develop a new economy through social networks and intelligence search engines.
Transparency in healthcare will help us look beyond our broken systems for solutions in the future. The Web 3.0 movement has gained traction through the crypto and other key connected concepts like non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and Decentralized Financing (DeFi.) The possibilities of non-fungible healthcare data will integrate into Web 3.0 information stored in blockchain technology to help eliminate human error bias, especially in an industry where we practice defensive medicine, and have rampant prescription fraud, and data theft.
Embracing the present innovations creating Web 3.0 will allow us to embark upon a collaboration of mind-body-spirit in healthcare leading to access, speed, data restoration, affordability, transparency, authenticity and unbiased information.
Further, as my dear friend the astrologer Gahl Sasson shares in his book, ‘The Astrology of 2022 —
The Sacrifice for Love’:
“Roll up your sleeves and get ready for the roaring twenties of the 21st century! Just as the howling 20s of the 20th century emerged out of the Spanish flu pandemic, so are we destined to experience a cultural revival in the arts, literature, and science in the next few years. The last century’s 20s brought us jazz, films, automobiles, quantum physics, spiritual awakening (including the concept of synchronicity), telephones and radio. Over the next few years, we will experience a similar surge of innovation, most likely in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (especially when Uranus transits into binary Gemini in 2026), quantum computing (when Pluto moves into Aquarius in 2024), new forms of entertainment and a revolution in music and philosophy. So, rejoice! It’s indeed an exciting time to be alive and witness all these historical life-altering changes …”
May this year allow us to find ways to be excited, connect and support each other in an industry that can lead by example and change the way people heal, learn and love. — N.O.P.
Naama O. Pozniak