I am now reading Leading from the Emerging Future by Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer. Chapter 4 of the book is about the Source: Connecting to Intention and Awareness. Whenever a team, or an organization, is to confront a complex challenge which requires collective creativity, the following stages emerge:
- Suspension. A precondition is to stop old habits of judgment and thought, breaking habitual patterns.
- Redirection: The next step is to start seeing reality from a multiplicity of views. This requires listening to others.
- Letting go: What might happen next, there’s no guarantee, is a profound moment of “quieting” which helps the team to become aware of who they really are and what they are here for. Entering this state allows the team to operate from a co-creative flow.
Reference: Otto Scharmer & Katrin Kaufer, Leading from the Emerging Future, p. 146.