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.