- How can each stakeholder envisage the improvement desired in their own way (i.e., have their own vision)?
- How can all involved begin to understand / conceptualize the massive shift involved?
- Since improvement is helped by planned rather than a random set of actions, how to help each person plan better - which implies the ability to identify what is desired, what the gaps are, conjuring up a repertoire of 'solutions', weighing the different options to identify the ones that fit the situation best, and knowing the difference between sequencing and prioritizing!
What can one do to begin overcoming this situation? A few suggestions to start with:
- Make a list of all the key actions you perform
- Identify the thinking skills or ways of thinking required (e.g. do you have to be more 'out of the box' and creative, or do you have to maintain a rigorous commitment to the given information and derive a logically valid inference).
- Practice these skills
- When undertaking new action, please choose the appropriate thinking tool you need to use
- Finally, don't forget to brush your ideas! That is, do reflect on the ideas we use in the daily course of our work - have they become stale? or dusty or outdated? do we need to discard them and move on to different ideas?