Human Moment in Event Management in the Philippines

Friday, May 26, 2017

The presence on Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Viber, Whatsapp, Email, Text, and other social communication app in the corporate or social setting is pulling us away with one of the basic needs of humans – face-to-face physical and emotional interaction.

According to Edward Hallowell, psychiatrist and Harvard Medical School instructor, as a psychiatrist who has been treating patients with anxiety disorders for 20 years. Because of where I practice and the nature of my expertise, many of my patients are senior business executives who—to the outside world—are pictures of success. But I can tell you without a doubt that virtually everyone I see is experiencing some deficiency of human contact. Indeed, I am increasingly sought out because people feel lonely, isolated, or confused at work. The treatment I provide invariably involves replenishing the human moments in their lives. “

Human moments are authentic psychological encounter that can happen only when two people share the same physical space (Hallowell).

He added, “The human moment has two prerequisites: people’s physical presence and their emotional and intellectual attention. That’s it. Physical presence alone isn’t enough; you can ride shoulder-to-shoulder with someone for six hours on an airplane and not have a human moment the entire ride. And attention alone isn’t enough either. You can pay attention to someone over the telephone, for instance, but somehow phone conversations lack the power of true human moments. Human moments require energy.”

Having these valuable insights by Hallowell, we can clearly see that human moments are becoming a precious commodity that is not only good for business but for health reasons.

It is in these insights that events and meetings in the Philippines, a country that is physically and socially connected now slowly being eroded by digital socialization, are a must in all levels of business and society.

Human Moment is at the heart of meetings and events. For event management professionals in the Philippines, it is one of their keys in convincing the clients to create meetings and events. For business leaders and professionals it is one of the compelling reasons why they must tap event management professionals to design an event for them that champion Human Moments.

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