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Implementing the principles of  a Thinking Environment  into business meetings
A Thinking Environment   Is a set of ten conditions under which human beings can think for themselves. Do not be fooled by...
The Thinking Environment <ul><li>The Thinking Environment is  </li></ul><ul><li>based on the highest quality of  </li></ul...
The 10 components   <ul><li>1.   Attention  – Listening with respect, interest and Fascination </li></ul><ul><li>2  Incisi...
4.  Appreciation  – Practicing a five to  one ratio of appreciation to criticism 5 .  Ease   – Offering freedom from rush ...
8.  Information  – Providing a full and accurate picture of reality 9.  Place  – creating a physical environment that says...
The Thinking Environment •  Everything we do depends for its quality on the thinking we do first. •  Our thinking depends ...
The Thinking Environment •  Listening of this caliber ignites the human mind. •  Between you and a well spring of good ide...
So how can a Thinking Environment be brought about? <ul><li>giving and receiving undivided attention and not interrupting ...
So how can a Thinking Environment be brought about? <ul><li>being free from hurry, pressure and  </li></ul><ul><li>competi...
So how can a Thinking Environment be brought about? <ul><li>having the necessary information about the issue  </li></ul><u...
A Call to Action <ul><li>Select four components of the Thinking Environment.  </li></ul><ul><li>For each component, find s...
Contactinformation <ul><li>Else Gammelgaard Madsen </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.full-circle-ima...
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The Thinking Invironment

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The Thinking Invironment

  1. 1. Implementing the principles of a Thinking Environment into business meetings
  2. 2. A Thinking Environment Is a set of ten conditions under which human beings can think for themselves. Do not be fooled by the simplicity of this process It can unleash the power of your whole organisation. (Telecommunications Executive)
  3. 3. The Thinking Environment <ul><li>The Thinking Environment is </li></ul><ul><li>based on the highest quality of </li></ul><ul><li>attention and of appreciation </li></ul><ul><li>and respect for people . </li></ul><ul><li>A thinking environment is natural, but rare. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The 10 components <ul><li>1. Attention – Listening with respect, interest and Fascination </li></ul><ul><li>2 Incisive Questions –Removing assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>that limit Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>3 . Equality- Treating each other as thinking peers. Giving equal turns and attention Keeping agreements and boundaries </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4. Appreciation – Practicing a five to one ratio of appreciation to criticism 5 . Ease – Offering freedom from rush or urgency 6. Encouragement -Moving beyond competition 7. Feelings – Allowing sufficient emotional release to restore thinking
  6. 6. 8. Information – Providing a full and accurate picture of reality 9. Place – creating a physical environment that says back to people, ‘YOU MATTER.’ 10. Diversity - Adding quality because of the difference between us These all promote an environment in which people and groups raise their awareness and then take responsibility for their own thoughts.
  7. 7. The Thinking Environment • Everything we do depends for its quality on the thinking we do first. • Our thinking depends on the quality of our attention for each other. • Thinking at it’s best is not just a cool act of celebration. It is a thing of the heart
  8. 8. The Thinking Environment • Listening of this caliber ignites the human mind. • Between you and a well spring of good ideas is a limiting assumption. The assumption can be removed with a Incisive Question. • Incisive Questions increase the functional intelligence of human beings • A thinking environment is natural, but rare.
  9. 9. So how can a Thinking Environment be brought about? <ul><li>giving and receiving undivided attention and not interrupting </li></ul><ul><li>being aware that we all have an equal ability to think with quality </li></ul><ul><li>having the right place to think in </li></ul>
  10. 10. So how can a Thinking Environment be brought about? <ul><li>being free from hurry, pressure and </li></ul><ul><li>competition </li></ul><ul><li>allowing sufficient emotional release to </li></ul><ul><li>maintain the quality of thinking </li></ul><ul><li>giving and receiving genuine appreciation . </li></ul>
  11. 11. So how can a Thinking Environment be brought about? <ul><li>having the necessary information about the issue </li></ul><ul><li>understanding and respecting that everyone is different </li></ul><ul><li>asking questions that lubricate the thinking </li></ul>
  12. 12. A Call to Action <ul><li>Select four components of the Thinking Environment. </li></ul><ul><li>For each component, find several ways that you could include that component in your activities and meetings. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Contactinformation <ul><li>Else Gammelgaard Madsen </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.full-circle-image.dk </li></ul>

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