I’ve always believed it was essential to have an open mind- and prided myself on getting you.
Based on Z. Hereford, individuals that are open minded are:”prepared to modify their views when presented with new facts and proof.” They’re more accepting of other people, have fewer prejudices, are somewhat more receptive to change, and also have improved problem solving abilities.
According to the description, an open brain appears to be a desirable feature for a lifelong student and a change agent.
But information I't obtained from two distinct resources has given me new perspectives.
At a recent animation, Randy Glasbergen reveals a guy sitting at a psychologist 's office. The guy is saying to the therapist:”I’d like to have a open mind, but people kept leaving their garbage in it!”
In this guy 'therefore, having a open mind wasn’t enough. And there’s yet another compelling reason that affirms the name of the report.
Based on Dr. C. Otto Scharmer and Theory U, an open mind is certainly the next of the four degrees of listening or focus required for motion from an I-focus into a we-focus.
“Theory U implies that the quality of the results we produce in any social network is a function of the quality of consciousness, focus, or consciousness which the participants at the machine function from.”
In the first level of listening, we just”download” data that’s consistent with our beliefs. If something is more inconsistent with our entire world view, we just don’t hear or take it.
A open brain occurs at the next degree, where we”see with new eyes.” At this levelwe suspend our habitual beliefs and place bias in order we can obey and accept details which vary from what we thought we understood.
The comprehension of an open brain is in an intellectual or intellectual level. We don’t listen to compassion until we reach the next degree, where we’ve got an open center. That is where we open up ourselves to having on a psychological level what we’re feeling.
It’s only if we reach the deepest and fourth level of listening which we can listen to a generative (or procreative) manner. At this point, our receptive will let us give up fear and the bags of the past, and allow the new vision and goal come. Rather than learning in the past, we”connect with and learn from emerging potential chances.”
If significant change is to happen, the deepest degree of listening needs to be gained.
Dr. Scharmer calls action at this level demonstration. “Presencing is a mixed word blending &# 1 39;# & sensing 39; (feeling the upcoming probability) and 'existence ' (the condition of being at the present moment): introducing means ' feeling and actualizing # & one 39;s greatest prospective probability…”
The issue for trainers and other change agents is”How can we help people reach the fourth degree?” The Presencing Institute provides six tools: dialog interview, prototyping, directed journaling, sensing travels, shadowing, stakeholder interviews and a situation seminar.
Certainly, an open mind isn’t sufficient!