There are many people for whom the current way of doing things doesn’t work – people with disabilities. What if we learn from them about change?
From the Blog on perspective
Visually I thought about it as a line, a spectrum. Then my visual became a triangle. But then it became a tetrahectagon.
When we needed to push the hut by hand, if the boards are put on top of the previous one, it is like we are trying to push the hut up stairs.
Remembering there are other stories, other narratives to view the event through can help us see insight we were blind to but that was always there.
Take your team outside and stand in a circle. Then ask everyone to take a photo and share the photos. Every photo will be different.
Perspective. Empathy. These are critical skills for the change maker. And for those she is trying to influence. It will take more than one try.
We read a book, learn from it and then put it on the shelf for a while. And then we pick it up again. But we have changed in time between readings.
Distance provides a different perspective to up close. Up close may look like nothing, but from a distance our work contributes to someone else’s view.
Our experience of life, of change is framed by our worldview. As we seek to bring about change in organisations, we need to ‘see’ what others do.