Knowing Me, Knowing You (Aha!)Alison Duffy and Sue WhittleGraduates of the City UniversityMasters in Innovation, Creativit...
Photography by Joe TarrantAperspectiv
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What Alison read..You must return to the classroom by 16.30 at the latest.Presentations will begin at 16.45, but you do no...
What Sue read…Walk through a specific zone between the university and theCity, and to find and document “innovation, creat...
perspectiv34 questions15 minutesOnline
Problem solving stylesProblem solving styles are consistentindividual differences in the ways peopleprefer to generate and...
Influences on behaviourBehaviourTask AbilitySituationCognitiveStyleMotiveSkills &KnowledgeValuesOthers© Selby, Treffinger,...
© 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenManaging data,knowledge,informationThinking, in strategy,when invest...
What does VIEW assess?Orientation to ChangeDeveloperExplorerWays of DecidingPerson TaskManner of ProcessingExternal Intern...
Orientation to ChangeYour preference for responding to andmanaging structure, novelty, and authoritywhen dealing with chan...
Explorers prefer to:• Do things differently• View structure as limiting,confining• Challenge the problemdefinition• Challe...
© 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenORIENTATION TO CHANGE
© 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenOrientation to Change results – Sue43© Selby, Treffinger, Isaksen, 2...
© 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenOrientation to Change results – Alison87© Selby, Treffinger, Isaksen...
© 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenOrientation to Change results– Alison and Sue© Selby, Treffinger, Is...
© 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenOrientation to Change results – group© Selby, Treffinger, Isaksen, 2...
© 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. Isaksen“Everything that irritates us about others canlead us to an understa...
© 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenPerceptions activityIf you get a group of Developers in aroom to des...
© 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenHOW THEY WILL BE SEEN…..• Be seen by Developers as unsound,impractic...
© 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenWhen 2 worlds collide…“Lets forget about that, lets do this”“Here th...
© 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenIn an ideal world, Es see Ds...Producing well-crafted outcomesAdding...
© 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenIn an ideal world, Ds see Es...Bringing fresh and unique perspective...
Why is looking in the mirror - working withyourself - so important?Self awareness through VIEW + reflective practice= high...
Want to Find out More?Alison Duffy and Sue Whittlealison@perspectiv.co.uksue@perspectiv.co.ukwww.perspectiv.co.uk+44 (0) 1...
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Knowing Me, Knowing You - a Conversation About Our Creative Problem Solving Styles and What They Mean in Practice

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This talk was part of the ICLCity2013 event at City University London on the 13th May 2013. For more details see: http://www.city.ac.uk/centre-for-creativity-in-professional-practice/services/icl-city-2013

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Knowing Me, Knowing You - a Conversation About Our Creative Problem Solving Styles and What They Mean in Practice

  1. 1. Knowing Me, Knowing You (Aha!)Alison Duffy and Sue WhittleGraduates of the City UniversityMasters in Innovation, Creativity & LeadershipConsultants with Perspectiv www.perspectiv.co.ukperspectiv
  2. 2. Photography by Joe TarrantAperspectiv
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  7. 7. What Alison read..You must return to the classroom by 16.30 at the latest.Presentations will begin at 16.45, but you do not have to waitto 16.30 to begin discussing and planning your presentation.We do NOT want a powerpoint.We have allowed up to 5 minutes for the presentation. Thechoice of what you present on is entirely up to you; the majoridea is that you generate some insights for those who didnot have your experiences and conversations.These insights might not just be about innovation, creativityand leadership but also team working, observation etc. Pleasetake risks in your presentation.perspectiv
  8. 8. What Sue read…Walk through a specific zone between the university and theCity, and to find and document “innovation, creativity andleadership”. Define these words as you wish.Do this in the whole team. Objectives:To experience an area around City UniversityTo use the walk to get insights into innovation, creativity andleadershipTo report to colleagues on your experiences.perspectiv
  9. 9. perspectiv34 questions15 minutesOnline
  10. 10. Problem solving stylesProblem solving styles are consistentindividual differences in the ways peopleprefer to generate and focus, in order to gainclarity, produce ideas, and prepare for actionwhen solving problems or managing change.© Selby, Treffinger, Isaksen, 2002.perspectiv
  11. 11. Influences on behaviourBehaviourTask AbilitySituationCognitiveStyleMotiveSkills &KnowledgeValuesOthers© Selby, Treffinger, Isaksen, 2002.perspectiv
  12. 12. © 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenManaging data,knowledge,informationThinking, in strategy,when investigating &exploring, coming upwith options, makingdecisions, problemsolvingWorking withothers, caring forothers, respectingothers,teamshipSelf management,self belief,self reflection,self discipline,self responsibility,your values,your visionTaking risks,openness to new ideasCommunicatingUsing a processLeading or managingThe VIEW has implications when…
  13. 13. What does VIEW assess?Orientation to ChangeDeveloperExplorerWays of DecidingPerson TaskManner of ProcessingExternal Internal© Selby, Treffinger, Isaksen, 2002.perspectiv
  14. 14. Orientation to ChangeYour preference for responding to andmanaging structure, novelty, and authoritywhen dealing with change or solvingproblems.•How do I prefer to deal with boundaries?•How do I feel about and react to structure?•How do I prefer to respond to novel challenges?DeveloperExplorer© Selby, Treffinger, Isaksen, 2002.perspectiv
  15. 15. Explorers prefer to:• Do things differently• View structure as limiting,confining• Challenge the problemdefinition• Challenge authority,“bend” the rules• Be seen as ingenious andunconventional• Emphasize originality anduniqueness• Do things better• Find benefits andsupport in structure• Accept the problemdefinition• Work within stated rules• Emphasizeimprovement andusefulness• Be seen as precise,thorough, dependableDevelopers prefer to:© Selby, Treffinger, Isaksen, 2002.perspectiv
  16. 16. © 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenORIENTATION TO CHANGE
  17. 17. © 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenOrientation to Change results – Sue43© Selby, Treffinger, Isaksen, 2002.N = Mean = Range = to01218 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84 90 96 102 108 114 120 126CountRangeEXPLORER DEVELOPER
  18. 18. © 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenOrientation to Change results – Alison87© Selby, Treffinger, Isaksen, 2002.01218 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84 90 96 102 108 114 120 126CountRange
  19. 19. © 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenOrientation to Change results– Alison and Sue© Selby, Treffinger, Isaksen, 2002.01218 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84 90 96 102 108 114 120 126CountRange
  20. 20. © 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenOrientation to Change results – group© Selby, Treffinger, Isaksen, 2002.N = Mean = Range = to01218 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84 90 96 102 108 114 120 126CountRangeEXPLORER DEVELOPER
  21. 21. © 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. Isaksen“Everything that irritates us about others canlead us to an understanding of ourselves.”Carl Yung
  22. 22. © 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenPerceptions activityIf you get a group of Developers in aroom to describe Explorers, whatwords might they use?If you get a group of Explorers in aroom to describe a group ofDevelopers, what words might theyuse?
  23. 23. © 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenHOW THEY WILL BE SEEN…..• Be seen by Developers as unsound,impractical or abrasive• Find it difficult to recognize and dealwith current realities• Need to be challenged to work outthe details• Challenge authority and traditionwithout considering their value• Overwhelm others with a profusionof alternatives (many that may notseem workable)Explorers are more likely to: Developers are more likely to:• Be seen by Explorers as timid,rigid, or inflexible• Find it difficult to look to thedesired future• Need to be challenged to search forworthwhile ideas outside currentpractices• Make structure, authority, andrules the ends rather than themeans• Focus too much on workablealternatives (many that do not seemnew or different)
  24. 24. © 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenWhen 2 worlds collide…“Lets forget about that, lets do this”“Here they go again,keep your head down,something else willdistract them soon”Planet Explorer Planet DeveloperBe seen by Developers as unsound, impractical orabrasiveNeed to be challenged to work out the detailsOverwhelm others with a many alternatives (and manythat may not seem workable)See Developers as timid, rigid, or inflexibleFind it difficult to look to the desired futureFind it difficult to search for worthwhile ideasoutside current practicesSee structure, authority, and rules the ends rather than themeansFocus too much on workable alternatives (many that do notseem new or different to Explorers)
  25. 25. © 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenIn an ideal world, Es see Ds...Producing well-crafted outcomesAdding value by being efficient, thorough, persistent andfocused on the details.
  26. 26. © 2004, E. C. Selby, D. J. Treffinger, & S. G. IsaksenIn an ideal world, Ds see Es...Bringing fresh and unique perspectives that lead to importantInsights. Adding value by being spontaneous, ingenious, andfocused on the big picture.
  27. 27. Why is looking in the mirror - working withyourself - so important?Self awareness through VIEW + reflective practice= high performance and improved teamworkingSource:Burckle&Boyatzis(1999)perspectiv
  28. 28. Want to Find out More?Alison Duffy and Sue Whittlealison@perspectiv.co.uksue@perspectiv.co.ukwww.perspectiv.co.uk+44 (0) 1844 290700perspectiv

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