Organizing retrospective 16

This is a post in my series on organizing ”between and beyond.” Other posts are here. This is a retrospective of what has happened during the week. The purpose is to reflect on the work itself. Here is my previous retrospective. Here is my next retrospective.

What has happened? What needs to be done?
I have been thinking a lot about misinformation lately, because of the American presidential election. Misinformation is a kind of pollution, which can have extremely negative consequences and result in general destructiveness. Here is a previous post on information vs. misinformation.

How can misinformation be addressed?

    • David Bohm and F. David Peat emphasized the importance of unblocking communication through dialogue.1 Here is also George Lakoff’s advice on how to meet Big Lies by communicating Truth. And here is a brief summary of Otto Scharmer’s thoughts on the current watershed moment, and his distinction between the cycles of absencing vs. presencing.2
    • Reflective practices help too, which leads me to my review of Flourishing Enterprise by Chris Laszlo, Judy Sorum Brown, et al. Here is my book review. The authors believe that when we show up fully as human beings, so too will our sense of interconnectedness and meaning, and our ability to take action that leads to flourishing.

I am currently reading Future Sense by Malcolm Parlett. I will write a review next week.

What was good? What can be improved?
I love Malcolm Parlett’s book! The book both warms my heart and enlivens my thinking.

1 David Bohm and F. David Peat, Science, Order, and Creativity (Routledge, 2010-09-01, first published 1987-10-01), p. 273.
2 For more information on presencing, see the U-procedure and theory U – Wikipedia (accessed 2016-11-20).

Related posts:
Organizing in between and beyond posts

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Jan Höglund has over 35 years of experience in different roles as software developer, project manager, line manager, consultant, and researcher. This is his personal blog where he shares his reading, book reviews, and learning.

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