Having initiated a common intention with a core group, the next step is to form a team to take a deep-dive innovation journey through the stages of co-sensing, presencing, prototyping and institutionalizing.
The Core group which often includes the executive sponsors and the team(execution team) tend to overlap. In small systems, the overlap could be 100 %. In larger systems, the over lap will be less.
The essence of co-sensing is getting out of one’s own bubble.
Our virtual bubbles(social media echo chambers), our institutional bubbles (organizational echo chambers), and our own affinity bubbles(the kind of people we like to hang out with) keep us in the world of downloading: same old, same old.
At its core, co-sensing is about immersing yourself in new contexts that matter to your situation and that are unfamiliar to you.
Outcomes of Co-Sensing:
Whatever you do in the co-sensing phase, make sure that you generate the following:
- A revised set of driving forces that reshape the system at issue.
- A revised set of core questions
- A set of insights into opportunities related to each of them
- A set of personal connections to those opportunities
- A core team that is ‘Switched ON’ to sensing profound opportunities
- A mapping of the systemic barriers that keep the system on its current track
- An improved capacity for building generative stakeholder relationships
- Building a Highly Committed Core Team
- Take Learning Journeys to the Places of Most Potential
- Observe, Observe, Observe: Suspend your voice of Judgment and Connect with Your Sense of Wonder.
- Practice Deep Listening and Dialogue: Connect with Your Mind and Heart Wide Open
- Collective Sense Making
Next Topic: Presencing
This write up is based on Theory U by MIT Prof. Dr. Otto Scharmer