Workplace: Observations

To observe – to become aware of what is going on around you each day. To notice things that yesterday you may have missed, walked right by, or failed to see or hear. To pause long enough to see and hear what is happening at home, at work, and in the community. To recognize that which is, or that which is happening right here, right now.

Workplace: Slot Canyon Thinking

When describing someone’s thinking style recently, I described it as “Slot Canyon Thinking” – meaning a person who has a deeply held conviction or opinion who also is unwilling to consider other points of view or other possibilities. Just as with climbing scenarios, slot canyon thinking can seem beautiful when in it because everything reinforces what is already believed. However, just as with the geologic slot canyons, once in this thought process, danger can occur if re-assessment and rethinking does not happen.