In this blog we explore the third of six initiatives that transform individuals and organizations. In it, you will discover the most reliable methods to inquire more deeply and effectively into the dilemmas that face you.
Initiative #3: Encourage the active challenge of prevailing mental models or habits of expectation by offering data that challenges current assumptions and provide opportunities for collaborative inquiry.
Seeing the Dragon That Swallowed You
When we are in the midst of a problem—the disorienting dilemma—it can be difficult to know how we got here. Very simply, our problems exist as the unintended consequences of our previous problem solving approaches. The challenge is to solve the way we solve our problems.
A four step inquiry process helps bring light to the hidden ways we maintain problems in spite of our best attempts to remedy them.
The four step inquiry can be accomplished in 10 minutes. It will provide insight into how you are operating in ways that maintain the status quo, and more importantly, begin to show productive ways to change for the better.
Think of a disorienting dilemma that faces you, your team, or your organization.
Do the inquiry process to encourage a deeper look at it. Your discoveries will make meaningful changes in your perspectives and prepare you for new ways to succeed.
In our next blog post, we will explore the fourth initiative to transform individuals and organizations, bringing voice to your new perspectives.
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