Some time ago, I shared a blog about one of my pet Rottweilers, who was able to spot opportunities, making the seemingly impossible possible. Today, my mind slipped to pondering about the saboteurs that we encounter in the workplace – those individuals who can always identify why a plan cannot go forward. Sometimes we give them the honorary title of “devil’s advocate” and praise them for their contributions to stalling the change process.
Are we in fact giving them too much credit? Is there more benefit to be derived from an Appreciative Inquiry approach to decision making, problem solving and introducing change.
What if like my Rottweiler, we were to take the stance that our limit was not the perimeter fence and we engaged in expansive thinking? Would this lead to greater organisation effectiveness?
I use Frameworks for Change to carry myself and teams to “beyond the limits of their possibility reality”. How do you motivate your teams to make the seemingly impossible, possible. Make this your Time Out reflection this week. The only way of going beyond the limits of the possible, is by going beyond them into the impossible
Time Out ……. the intentional cessation of an incomplete task.
Judy Joseph Mc Sween is the Principal Consultant/CEO of Meredith Mc Sween International – facilitating internal transformation in individuals, teams and organisations. Contact Judy for information on her “Time Out Corporate Interventions”