Pauline Roberts wrote a blog post titled The enablers of systems thinking – their amazing power and why some may find them unpalatable.
« I read the book, Social by Matthew D Lieberman. He explains that ‘when human beings experience threats or damage to their social bonds, the brain responds in much the same way as it responds to physical pain’. »
« We are wired to be part of the gang, to have connections and to belong. »
« As systems practitioners, it is useful if we can help people to challenge conformity, stick their heads above the parapet and make bold or different moves. Take chances. Be risk takers and dare to fail. But what about the fear? The fear of social rejection as a result of standing out? How do we help people deal with this? »
« … bringing the humanity back into the workplace. About allowing people to be themselves. About harnessing their creativity and about really living and enjoying their days, not just existing… are key enablers to effectively applying systems thinking. »