Time to think
Conditioned behaviours - we are conditioned to • • • Take over and talk Know everything Assume superiority Criticise Control Compete Toughen Lie Conquer the place Do not respond well to difference (deride)
10 Components of a Thinking Environment - Nancy Kline 1. Attention – listening with respect and no interruptions – listen with fascination 2. Equality – ensuring equal terms to think and speak – do not only listen to some and not to others. 3. Ease – offering freedom from internal urgency, take time, be at ease 4. Incisive questions – finding and removing untrue assumptions that distort thinking 5. Information – should be shared and we should supply the facts 6. Diversity – encouraging divergent thinking and diverse group identities. This gives us a truer picture of reality 7. Encouragement – rather than compete we should rather encourage – give courage for cutting edge thinking by removing internal competition. 8. Feelings – allowing sufficient emotional release to restore thinking. Avoid toughening 9. Appreciation – practicing a 5: 1 ratio of appreciation to criticism (90: 1 in close relationships) 10. Place – Creating a physical environment that tells people “you matter”.
Thinking environment conversation for strategy 1. Explore 1. where are we at this point in time? 2. Establish goals 1. What do we want ti achieve over the next…. . period 3. Assumptions 1. What are we assuming will stop us from achieving our goals 4. Liberating assumption 5. Incisive question 1. If you knew…. . How would you… 6. Appreciation