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Hermeneutics — the hidden success driver

By Şükran Ceren Salalı, Value Art+Communication Fellow

 

ValueLearning — the real value of communication is not only a process:

• Hermeneutics is the methodology that provides the way of mastering in art of interpretation to create context.

• When it comes to Dialectic as a more creative discourse then language, tonality, mimics and gestures play an important role. 

• „Innovatik” as systemic innovation management approach makes a big sense.

Learning the real value of communication is not only a process which one can experience communication itself by interacting with people and the environment, but also a process of acquiring the main philosophy including dimensions and essentials of valuable communication. For the first time, a spreadsheet is prepared to showcase these dimensions and essentials by Value Communication AG in Mainz. In order to become an effective communicator, one should concentrate to combine these three dimensions such as Dialectic (as a more creative discourse), Hermeneutics (as the sense of purpose) and ”Innovatik“ as systemic innovation management approach)  as cited above in the chart.

As one of the very important parts of valuable communication, Hermeneutics is    the methodology that provides the way of mastering in art of interpretation to create context. The methodology actually started as a legal and theological conception governing the interpretation of civil war, however; thanks to smart and effective philosophers like Hans-Georg Gadamer as a godfather of Hermeneutics, it becomes a valuable phenomenon to experience valuable communication in the best way. Unfortunately, today Hermeneutics is not valued as much as it deserve. Nevertheless, we should keep in mind that Hermeneutics is far more effective and essential than before as humankind need to be able to analyze aspects around her via reaching the sense of purpose in the best way.

Dialetic enables creative interaction.
„Innovatik“ manages connectivity!

When it comes to Dialectic as a more creative discourse then language, tonality, mimics and gestures play an important role. Our way of dealing with arguments and contradictions and preparing attractive speeches requires us to focus more on Dialectic. Being empathetic and using rhetoric in an influential ways form Dialectic as a segment of valuable communication and the interaction with the Audience is crucial to communicate better. Also, without critical ability and responsiveness, we are not able to create a healthy  business relationship and to integrate in B2B and H2H aspects properly.

As the third segment of dimensions and essentials that make communication valuable, ”Innovatik“ as systemic innovation management approach makes a big sense. Innovation by technology needs valuable communication to enables interaction/ interactivity, networking (the Cloud Principle), being systematic, having useful/profitable options, following advantageous and simplistic opportunities, and also benefiting from WIN-WIN-WIN-Principle as a manufacturer, buyer and any customer´s customer.

 

Our take: All of these useful and effective aspects to experience valuable communication have been used in our project Value Art&Com Project on track of searching the real value of communication via the interviews, comments and also cultural and historical researches we have made so far. The spreadsheet by Andreas Weber was the scientific base of our project to analyze each step and to interpret our findings and results. There is no doubt that the combination of Dialectic, Hermeneutics and ”Innovatik“ come as the perfect trio to guide not only those who are willing to become communication professionals (or better best-in-class communicators) and influential analysts, but also those who are willing to become successful as professionals connecting innovation to profit.

 

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By Şükran Ceren Salalı, Value Communication Fellow

As a part of ValueArt+Com Project, I have also interviewed with international students who experience the city of Mainz by asking them the same question, what is the real value of communication, so as to learn their points of view. I would like to thank my friends for supporting this project.

I am very happy to meet them, like many other friends I have met here who made my stay a lot nicer while we were creating wonderful memories and experiencing the city of Mainz together.

 

Thaís Araujo Pérez  is a half Brazilian and a half Spanish Erasmus student who studies Medicine at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz for a certain period of time.

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Willie Renévot is a French graduate law student and master in law who joint Erasmus program at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz.

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Olga Megyesi is a Hungarian graduate business student who joint Erasmus program at Fachhochschule Mainz and started her master studies in Hochschule RheinMain in Wiesbaden, a city nearby Mainz. She now works in Ingelheim.

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Pablo Ponz Pelufo is a Spanish Erasmus student who studies Art History at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz for a short period of time.

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Erdem Fırat is a Turkish student who studies Medicine at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz.

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Some useful background information: 

The Erasmus Program 

The Erasmus Programme (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is a European Union (EU) student exchange program established in 1987. Erasmus+, or Erasmus Plus, is the new program combining all the EU’s current schemes for education, training, youth and sport, due to begin in January 2014.

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität

The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) is one of the best universities in Germany, based in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, named after the fabulous inventor and Man of the Millennium, Johannes Gutenberg. With approximately 36,000 students (2010) in about 150 schools and clinics, it is among the ten largest universities in Germany. Starting on 1 January 2005 the university was reorganized into 11 faculties of study.

 

 

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Hello,

My name is Sükran.

I always enjoy meeting new people from various countries and different perspectives as a Sociology student from Turkey. After doing my AFS Exchange Program in Belgium and getting involved in an international peace project in the Netherlands, I said “why not to apply the Erasmus internship program which gives an opportunity to work in different European countries for 3 months”.

The city of Mainz was a kind of un-existing place for me a few months ago. I have never heard the name of this beautiful city when I was in Turkey. I think, and also what I have heard so far, when it comes to speaking about Germany, is that most of the people from other countries only know; cities like Berlin, Frankfurt, or Nürnberg, but not Mainz.

When I have arrived here to start my Erasmus internship in an international research and publishing company, Value Communication AG in where I get the chance to work with a professional analyst and the founder of Value Communication, Andreas Weber, I was fascinated by the rich cultural and artistic environment of Mainz as the hometown of Johannes Gutenberg and the surrounding area as a leading centre of the culture of communication. It was an emotion that feels like a magic from the history but still existing with its modern face in today`s world.

All these feelings and ideas made me think about the lack of sufficient information and effective communication mediums about the existence of a 2000-year-old city. On that moment, I have decided to create a project which we called´Value Art+Communication Project´ in order to showcase the real value of Mainz without turning it to a touristic advertisement.

In the very beginning, I have prepared a scenario considering the steps of my city experience in Mainz as a project. The scenario I prepared contains realizing the rich history of the city, taking photos in several points in Mainz (not only touristic ones), interviewing with people with different professions who somehow experience Mainz; from minister president of Rheinland-Pfalz state to international students and from business executives to artists, and writing blog posts combining the interviews we called as ValueTalk! and Mainz as a cultural center of communication.

I think, the real value of communication is to experience life itself without taboos and to be able to live with other living beings by exchanging ideas and emotions without discriminating them. It is the communication itself where we can integrate every aspect of life with different perspectives. What makes communication valuable is the lifelong experience each of us has in an unique way. That’s why each of candidates I interviewed by asking the same question, what is the real value of communication, they answered in different ways but none of them denied the fact that communication is valuable and important.

I think the real value of communication for me now, is experiencing the city of Mainz with amazing people I got chance to meet, home-like environment in where I work, and the fascinating culture and history behind. I am very happy to become a part of this experience!

Danke schön! Tschüss!

 

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Şükran Ceren Salalı came from Istanbul to Mainz for a 3 month stay.
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 By Şükran Ceren Salalı and Andreas Weber

 

“What is the real value of communication?”

Nanette Scriba is one of the most amazing and impressive artists in Germany. Born in Mainz/Germany, she is a well known and an admired singer and painter. Her point of view on communication contributes in a perfect way to our collection of statements answering the question: “What is the real value of communication?”.

 

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(statements in english and german!):

 

 

 

About the Value Art+Com project

WE PROUDLY PRESENT:
THE VALUE ART & COM PROJECT

The value of Mainz as a centre for the culture of communication.

Great statements and interviews collected by Şükran Ceren Salalı, Value Art&Communication Fellow from Istanbul.

About a dozen creatives and “normals” deliver great statements. It’s all about: What is the real value of communication?

Who we are:

As a global research & publishing company Value Communication AG was founded in 2007 by its CEO Andreas Weber based in Mainz/Germany, the hometown of Johannes Gutenberg.

The Aim of Our Project:

Our Value Art & Com ( i.e. Communication) project came up as an idea after Sükran Ceren Salali who came to Mainz from Istanbul as an Erasmus intern in Value Communication AG, inspired by the rich cultural and artistic environment of the city of Mainz and decided to experience it in order to find out the interaction between the rich culture of the city of Johannes Gutenberg and the real value of communication. The project includes photographs and movies taken with a different perspective in various points of Mainz, interviews with people from different countries and professions who live in Mainz and also ValueCheck! surveys as a valuable resource to experience the effectiveness of communication.

Why You Should Participate:

In the age of digital transformation, the importance of communication reached its high levels and also transformed into various platforms and tools. In order to become more successful in the market, businesses should adapt their strategies based on this new face of communication process. Moreover, the satisfaction of customers become more and more as the center of business process. For this reason, Value Communication AG guides companies on track of achieving the effectiveness of communication and acquiring right strategies so as to satisfy their customers and having more profits.

After participating our project and as an option applying our ValueCheck! approach, companies have the chance to see on which areas they have deficiencies and how they can strengthen their business processes via having the support of Germany´s leading business communication analyst and innovation expert, Andreas Weber.

The Interview Project:

Ten years ago from now, Andreas Weber and Guido Ludes prepared the book „Mainz — Stadtlandschaften 2″ including various artworks of Ludes, texts related with Mainz and short comments by people from different professions from the owner of a bakery to the minister-president of Mainz. — BTW: It happened exactly in the same year, 2004, when Marc Zuckerberg founded Facebook!

Even though it was a great resource and a stylish book, so many things are changed in Mainz last 10 years, as is with many other phases of life. Therefore, we think that it would be very useful to repeat a similar project with new candidates and a new content.

The interview project includes a question: What is the real value of communication?

We have already interviewed around 30 people; almost half of them from business experts of the Rheinland-Pfalz region, most of the with an international background. Finally we talked already to the governor of Rheinland-Pfalz region, Ministerpräsidentin Malu Dreyer.

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ValueLearnings

• Innovation is driven by culture and art

• Communication is driven by culture and art

• Artists life & work is driven by values communication

 

By Şükran Ceren Salalı, Value Art&Communication Fellow

I always enjoy interacting with new people from various countries with different perspectives. After doing my AFS Exchange Program in Belgium and participating in an international peace project in the Netherlands, I said “why not to apply the Erasmus internship program which gives an opportunity to work in different countries for 3 months”. In the beginning, it took me a long time to decide which city to choose, however; while I was doing my research, I have heard many positive comments about the life here in Mainz. After a process of finding a right place for my internship, I am accepted in Value Communication AG, a global research and publishing company gives a high value to art, culture and communication and based in Mainz where I started to work as Value Art + Communication Fellow.

When I arrived in Mainz as a Sociology student and as an Erasmus intern from Istanbul, I got inspired and fascinated by the rich cultural and artistic environment of the city as the hometown of Johannes Gutenberg and the surrounding area as a leading centre of the culture of communication. Based on my inspiration, I decided to experience this city in order to find out the interaction between the rich culture of the city and the real value of communication. Also, I had this great support and useful advices from Andreas Weber, who is an expert on communication and the founder of Value Communication AG. That´s how our Value Art and Com (i.e. Communication) project is brought into action.

As one of my project areas, I visited an exhibition, Kunst Direkt 2014, which took place in Rheingoldhalle, at one of the beautiful spots of Mainz situated near the river, Rhein. In the exhibition, there were 120 talented artists from Rheinland-Pfalz state of Germany. The exhibition was consisted of different rooms in which each artist could present her/his artwork. I found this event as a wonderful opportunity to start my interviews for our Value Art&Com Project. There, I interviewed with 10 artists, some of them were painters while others were sculptors. The most important thing is that, by these interviews, I had the chance to know what artists as talented people think about the real value of communication. I had different approaches by each of their responses which gave our project an artistic touch and various points of view. As a person who is very well interested in art, media and cinema, It was a very special process for me and for our disruptive project.

 

Pls. watch as well our Slideshare presentation which includes all those fantastic videos (Series 1).

 

 

If you prefer YouTube please watch our video as well:

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By Yajing Huang, Mainz/Germany

 

Two weeks ago, mid of July 2014, there was loud club music being played in the late night very often around our building. One day morning, I met my neighbor who lives next to my door. I call her „Oma“ [nice german word for grandma], because she always gives me the warm feeling in this foreign country. She is at the age of beginning 70, silver hair and very slim. Compared to the people at her age, she is very active and open minded. We get alone with each other very well after I moved there. I told her these days there is always loud music playing during the midnight.

She told me that is the new neighbor who lives above her, she already asked that neighbor to turn down the volume however it seems not working… Perhaps due to I live  long time enough in Germany, my reaction to her was that we should call the police to stop such behavior. However, she smiled at me slightly and told me that she will do something differently. A week later after that conversation we met on the floor of our building. I asked her, if that neighbor moved out, there was no more loud music playing during the late night. She told me every early morning she turned her radio on with loud tone. That young neighbor might have many short nights to sleep and changed the habit!

All of sudden, I was inspired by her charming way of handle the situation. During our daily private and work life, we get used to the certain way of thinking and conducting but not thinking about the better way to handle it with innovative method. To me, charming strategy of Oma to solve such common issue during the daily life is kind of art. It stopped the stupid behavior of showing no respect to the other neighbors and it achieved the great result. Isn’t it amazing?!

Now, when I recall what I have experienced these days about ‘value check’ project and the media event. There is no doubt to realize how much we can inspire each other by communicating with each other. As Mrs. Malu Dreyer, who I had the pleasure to meet face to face at „Pressefest der Ministerpräsidentin 2014“ mentioned during the ValueTalk! interview, ‘communication has very high value, without it, problems cannot be solved’

Nowadays, the common phenomenon exists in the companies: valuable communication only happens after problems appear. Why not to avoid the problems in advance by communicating at earlier stage? Therefore, in my opinion, ‘value check’ project provides great opportunity for the companies to review their daily communication process and being inspired by checked. Don’t wait, just check it J !

 

ValueLearnings!

  • Smart Communication enables relatedness
  • Smart Communication is seamless and integrated
  • Social Media is not the end, but the start of Smart Communication

 

By Şükran Ceren Salalı, Value Art&Communication Fellow

Almost seven years before now, in 2007, CEO and the brain of Value Communication AG, Andreas Weber, wrote a “smart communication white paper” in order to create a thought-provoking guideline that is named Smart Communication: Reaching Engaging Communication Beyond Ourselves. In fact, since that time, he shared his POV with more than 50k executives around the globe. My take: The white paper not only shows how foreseeing analyst and the expert of communication Andreas Weber is, but also draws readers attention to various important facts about the effectiveness of communication in the Social Media Era.

In the text, in order to show the effectiveness of communication the term smart communication is used. Applications that belong to smart communication are characterized as completely seamless and integrated.

What is still very relevant for today in the age of digital transformation, the growing gap between technology-weak corporations and technology-smart consumers, has already been mentioned by Andreas Weber seven years ago in a time when via Facebook, Twitter & others the communication world changed in an irreversible way. The important thing is, this growing gap causes services to fail and then immediately the dissatisfaction of the customer occurs. On that moment, smart communication techniques should step in so as to abolish the dissatisfaction and to strategize the whole business process.

 

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The secrets of smart communication

The components of communication should take into consideration first in order to understand the real meaning of smart communication. These components are communicators (senders&receivers of messages), message (the content), medium (the particular means of conveying the message), channel (connector of communicators and accommodates to the medium), code (a system of meaning shared by a group), noise (any interference distorting or degrading the meaning of the message), and context (where all communication takes place). Those components built a symbiosis to create the real value of communication.

If you re-think what has changed through Social Media, you will see that beside existence and growth relatedness is a key issue. So its not about connectivity anymore, which is already given. Its about building relations as the foundation of the real value of communication.

Dialogue as the core of a relationship is very crucial to orientate the relatedness. A smart dialogue increases brand image, loyalty and sales. Also, a smart dialogue constitutes a smart relationship that reunites produces and customer which are also named as sender and receiver. In the past, before web 2.0 and Social Media, brand dialogue was a monologue with advertising rather than a smart dialogue. It used to be slow and tedious.

 

 

Our Take:

What smart communication provides us is a win-win effect for both the consumer and the brand. So, if when it comes to defining smart, smart is fun and easy, useful, understandable, personal, simple… Smart is communication… or let´s call it in the way Andreas Weber defines it: Smart communication is a breath of fresh air!

 

 

ValueTip:
Learn more about our Value Art&Com Project by Şükran Ceren Salalı

 

 

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