In business you rarely (if ever) see a memo from the CEO directing management to Use Synchronicity to increase creativity and innovation. It’s possible such a memo would cause the board or maybe the employee council to stage a revolt. Synchronicity got a bad rap in the 60’s and 70’s when it became synonymous with everything from hippies to new-age mysticism. If we fast-forward to the businesses today we’ll see more of them embracing alternative ways of motivating management and employees with such tools as mindfulness and team building exercises, so it may be the perfect time to add synchronicity to the mix.
One of the key principles of Generative Dialogue is that of natural rhythm. This can be quite challenging to achieve as many of us are accustomed to using checklists and agendas in our meetings. With these checklists and agendas comes structure and within that structure, we tend to get attached to specific outcomes. If you are looking for Synchronicity or have interest in attaining Flow, you will need to let go of any connection you may have to any specific result. It is as simple and as difficult as that!