The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first. The quality of our thinking depends on the way we treat each other while we are thinking
This quote by Nancy Kline encapsulates the essence of what the Thinking Environment is all about. You see, everything we do as Human Beings starts with the quality of the thinking we do first. Teams who harness the power of collaborative thinking ultimately produce the best results.
Just think of the frustration you feel when the people in your leadership team are pulling in different directions. You are all talking in different languages, going after different objectives and because you are on different pages, you don’t finish strong.
This causes multiple layers of frustration leading to discontent, disharmony and a complete breakdown in communication.
The pace at which you need to deliver today is faster than ever before, the need to do more with less is everywhere. The complaints that there are not enough hours in a day is all to common and the mean passenger called stress that occupies this landscape is staggering!
What would be different if you chose to stop, gather our thoughts, calm the freneticism that you have accepted as normal, get on the same page and then go again? Would the results be better or worse? Would you be more effective or less effective? Would you have more energy or less?