What kind of wisdom am I gaining through observation?
As Agility Enabler, one of the crucial skills I use to help people, teams and organizations survive and thrive is Observation.
I found this definition interesting:
Observation: the action or process of observing something or someone carefully or in order to gain information
How do I use Observation to Enable Agility at the workplace?
- Learn everything about people:
- What are they passionate about.
- What they like, dislike.
- How they communicate and collaborate.
- Their attitudes when working with others.
- Their capacity to interact with others
- The way their envelop messages when communicating
- How do they like to be treated and how they treat others.
- What motives, frustrates them.
- How do they think and process information.
- How do they learn.
- Have a better understanding of who I am, how do I react and response when working with others.
- Learn about others opinions, ideas and get different perspectives for a given situation.
- Adapt my communication, leadership style to each person.
- By observing others behaving, I could see myself reflected and learn more about self.
- Know what to ask and how to do it.
- Find ways to build trust with that person, team or organization and influence them to make possible the impossible.
- Keep growing as a person and help others grow too.
- Pay attention to what matters to others.
- Learn how to help others from their own perspective.
- Gain information to make a system a better one.
- Improve my listening skills and be in the present moment.
What about you?
- What do use Observation for in life?
- How do you practice Observation daily? What’s your favorite technique? I like to take notes in a digital journal, and get back to them from time to time.
- What would be different if you were observing carefully yourself to gain information? What would change?
- What’s holding back to start now?
My invitation is to spend time observing yourself and the world around you
Please take a deep breath, keep yourself and others around you safe, and remember that:
No matter what happens, I strongly believe that we are incredibly better together!