So, the question is, how do we get there? How do we create space for ourselves to be open to these incredible paradigm shifts in thinking? Theory U provides some ideas. Liberating structures provide some, as can visual thinking methodologies! I’m excited about what happens when we begin to look at these 3 together!
Let’s start with a story (based in Theory U) that Otto Scharmer shared about a room of Physicians looking at not only what they do but how they think about what they do. He suggests 4 levels here, and that background scribble – it’s an iceberg…
Physician as mechanic (fix it), as instructor (behavior), as coach (thoughts), and all physicians as ‘midwife’ bringing in the new (transformation). Since the first 3 so often create results we don’t want, why do we keep doing them?
How do we begin to see ourselves as part of the system rather than seeing the system as something that is being done to us? WHOA.