Test Multiple Interpretations and Points of View
Testing multiple points of view means taking deliberate steps to learn about multiple perspectives on a given situation. Being able to hold multiple interpretations of your situation allows for there to be numerous truths and experiences, all of which contribute to a more complete picture of your adaptive challenge.
Questions to Ask Yourself
- What other stories have you heard about this problem? Conflicting? Slightly different?
- What do you know for sure?
- What is still unknown?
- From your point of view, what needs to change?
- From your biggest adversary’s point of view, what needs to change?
- How would your personal role model or a person you go to for wise counsel interpret this situation?
- Are there any interpretations you have been unwilling to entertain? If so, what are they?
- Thinking of unusual voices, who else needs to be at the table?
- What groups with a particular point of view exist?
- What group are you a part of?