You know what it feels like to have been sitting in one position for too long — the muscles that have been bent strangely and stuck in one spot are basically useless for a bit until you get them moving again.
Can this metaphor also apply to our senses, or to other ways we process information? I suspect so.
Continuing our short series on quick facilitation hacks I use all the time:
If you notice a group is getting a bit mired in binary thinking (i.e. “We have to choose this or that,” or “The world looks like this or that”), I find it helpful to draw a line on a whiteboard, with their two options at either end. Then I ask them:
One of the phrases I often hear during strategic planning sessions is the need for “evidence-based decision making.” This reference comes up across many sectors, along with the occasional musing about what is considered “evidence” at all.
As I’ve been working with various Boards of Directors at the environmental scanning stage of strategic planning recently, I’ve been thinking about what they need to be well-equipped to make the decisions facing them.