On these pages I’ll publish different items in English, as they develop.
Reality=community 2.1 In this power point I illustrate some major points in my book on facilitating change.
Facilitating is about making (“facere”) connections or li, as in li-nks, as in re-la-tionship, qua-li-ty and intel-li-gence.
Everything starts with the way you perceive rea-li-ty. The way you see and accept a presenting (given) situations determines your actions. If or when you want to change, you might consider changing your point of view first. “You are all different“, says Brian, so our perspectives are all different. But at the same time, our perspectives come from the same source. The source produces four different archetypical – arche means source – perspectives or world views.
There exist four archetypical different and complementary ways to perceive reality, four types of “Weltanschauung”:
– Sensory, this is a concrete place, colour coded Red.
– Unitary, this world must consist of rules, principles and truth, colour coded Blue
– Mythical, I’ve created this realm through my visions, ideas, dreams, colour coded Yellow
– Social, we’re in this together, ok? Colour coded Green.
I’ve made this into a map. I show how this four “types” surface in almost any model: Nedd Herrmann, Kolb, Belbin, Jung, MBTI, De Bono, Bloom, …even four spiritualities. They seem to come forth from a kind of “collective” subconscious, but I think we’ve collected these type while learning. As we all share the same world, we’ve met “earth”, “water”, “air” and “fire”.
Will McWhinney showed me how we can combine two reality perceptions to make 6 modes of change and 12 directional method.
- Analytical (Red – Blue) or rational, testing and designing
- Assertive (Blue- Yellow) or authoritative, establishing and inspiring
- Influential (Blue – Green) or political, persuading and converting
- Evaluative or participative, allocating and valuing (Red – Green)
- Inventive or entrepreneurial , inducing and realizing (Red – Yellow)
- Emergent or creative, evoking and facilitating (Green – Yellow)
I use lea-dership as the way a group connects itself with its environment. A leader simply embodies this. Facilitative leadership is about changing leadership styles as required by changes in the group and/or its environment. I also discuss the six games of change, six nested games. These range from teamwork to changing cultures in communities
So there also exist six different facilitator styles. Analytical (Red – Blue), Assertive (Blue- Yellow), Influential (Blue – Green), Evaluative (Red – Green), Inventive (Red – Yellow) and Emergent (Green – Yellow).
Using this map I show how we can travel two major roads of change, Renovation or Renaissance and many smaller ways: like Social System Design, Project Management, Mental Models, System Archetypes, Appreciative Inquiry and Theory U. Even meditation and synchronicity have their places on the map.
In the last part of the book, I show how to use this map in determining an intervention and find a fitting method for the presenting problem and the group.