Perspective and context

In A day in the life of, Agile, Change, Courage, Habits, Humbleness, Inspiring, Scrum Master by chuzzeteLeave a Comment

How do I feel when I lack perspective for a given context?

  • Things are incomplete.
  • Something feels wrong, weird.
  • It’s like a beautiful plate of pasta without salt and butter.
  • I am not seeing the whole picture
  • It feels that there is work to be done but I can’t see it or touch it.
  • I feel a need to feel the gap with assumptions.
  • It could be frustrating.

What about others around?

Today I was in a meeting discussing some guidelines (principles and high level requirements) for a new way to oversee projects at the workplace. Given the lack of context I had, I got defensive when another colleague was trying to make a point based on its own context without considering mine. At least that was my perception until I realized that we both were lacking perspective and context about each other’s situations.

That has made me wonder:

  • How many times have I been judgemental with somebody else because I was lacking it’s context to put things into perspective?
  • How many deep and great conversations I am not having just because I’m listening to respond instead of being empathetic and use my curiosity to get context and perspective when collaborating with others?

What if …..

  • I take more time to actively listen to others and use my curiosity to get more context and add perspective to every single situation? What would happen?
  • I ask others to explain and provide examples to help them illustrate their context and stay open to be surprised?
  • I invite myself and others around me to stop willing to be all right and start opening our hearts to build great things together and embrace diversity as a powerful source of love and inspiration?

My invitation is to look consciously to add perspective at what and how you do things

Now that you know a little bit more about myself, I invite you to take a moment and look around, staying curious and being brave.

  • What conversations, processes, situations are lacking context and perspective on your life?
  • Who could give you a hand and provide you with feedback when your lack of context could benefit from getting some perspective?
  • What first action could you take to listen more actively to those who have a different perspective/point of you than yourself? A

Keep it up, and remember that:

We are better together!


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