Perception, Sense-making, Enlightened Action

Right Perception and RIght Sense making are the fundamental outcomes of our cognitive ability that enable effective leaders take enlightened action. 

Possibly, most problems that we create through our actions are a result of wrong perception and wrong sense-making.

To me, Perceiving, Sense-making and Enlightened Action in life is something like this:

“Any real life System about which we care to perceive, make sense and take enlightened action, comprises of a meaningful set of ever changing and self transforming objects, diverse in form, complexity, state and function, interacting in periodic and aperiodic manner with each other and inter-related through multiple network of interdependencies through mutual feedbacks and signals thereby generating variable amplitudes of energy exchanged/transferred within variable/flexible space(s), mostly operating far from its equilibrium conditions; not only exchanging energy and matter with its environment but also generating internal entropy to undergo discrete transformation triggered by the Arrow of Time forcing it to behave in a dissipative but self organizing manner to either self destruct itself in a wide variety of ways moving towards void or create new possibilities in performance and/or behaviour from the void of creative potential owing to presence of ‘attractors’ and ‘appearance of bi-furcations’; thereby making it impossible to predict the future behavior of the system in the long term or trace the previous states of the system with any high degree of accuracy other than express it in terms of probabilities or possibilities since only the present state of the system might be observable to a certain extent and only a probabilistic understanding may be formulated as to how a system has arrived at its present state and what would keep it going, change or destroyed thus triggering creative human responses through right insights (not grossly based on emotions or thinking or memory) to manage, maintain and enhance system conditions, functions and purposes with minimal intervention to create superior systems of the future through enhancement of self organized interactions within and without the system interfaced with other connected, unconnected and overlapping systems operating within larger envelopes of human activity.”

Such a representation of an Perception, Sense-making and Enlightened Action looks quite involved.

Perhaps it might be stated in a much simpler ways but I would not attempt to do so since it would make it more complex that it should be.

Perhaps more can be said about resilience, agility, etc but I would not do so since those are really superfluous.

Perhaps more can be said about Black Swans and not so ‘black swans’ and predictions but I would care less to say so since saying more would be ‘redundant’.

The whole gamut of Perception, Sense-making and Enlightened Action takes place within five envelopes of human cognition, which are as follows:

1. Physical envelope

2. Energy envelope

3. Mental envelope

4. Wisdom envelope

5. Enlightened Action envelope

 

However, the crux of the matter is

1) how we ‘see’ reality (Darshan/Notice)?

2) how do we understand what the system is telling us (Sadhana/Engage)?

3) how do we create and choose our responses (Bhavana/Mull)?

4) how do we develop the necessary intention to implement our choices to life and living (Shankalpa/Exchange)?

 

notes:

1. Darshan, Sadhana, Bhavana and Shankalpa are Sanskrit words

2. The above post is an excerpt from or notes of a forth coming book “Leadership – The Nemetics Way!”

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Chance favors the connected mind!

The art of ‘noticing’ or ‘paying attention’ or ‘observation’ is the starting point for our Nemtical studies, Design Kata and Rapidinnovation.

Right observation is the basis of strategy formulation, innovation, decision making and possibly everything we do as humans. Much depends on our choice and power of discrimination of what to notice and what not to notice.

The following article brilliantly exposes the ‘Art of Observation’ in a very nuanced manner.

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/03/29/the-art-of-observation/

Indeed ‘Chance favors the connected mind’.

 

Immersion Workshop on Rapidinnovation

Indian Chamber of Commerce is hosting an ‘Immersion Workshop’ on Rapidinnovation on 26th April, 2013 at Kolkata at their premises 4, India Exchange Place, Kolkata – 700001.

This is second part of the series on Manufacturing Excellence made up of 5 parts.

The announcement and the workshop schedule follow:

Indian Chamber of Commerce

Workshop Series on Manufacturing Excellence Toolkit

 

26th April 2013 – Workshop on Rapidinnovation

 

Manufacturing Excellence in modern times needs at least five components to meet the highest standards of operational stability, efficiency and effectiveness on a sustainable basis. It is like the five fingers of a hand. To use the hand efficiently all five fingers must be effective. The five components are: –

1. TPM, CBM, RCM — Maximize Manufacturing Efficiency by minimizing wastage and risks

2. Rapidinnovation — Dramatically improves Productivity, Performance and Profitability on an on-going basis       through creativity & innovation

3. Marketing  & Beyond — New Age Industrial Marketing Strategies

4. Strategy– Formulate a creative company strategy to create great new Products and Services to solve problems of customers through efficiency and innovation

5. New Age Human Development Skills – Human Competencies in the new age – a more creative workforce to unleash human potential.

 

These are interdependent paths to excellence. Therefore they are inseparable.

Keeping this in mind, we intend to regularly conduct brief ‘Immersion Workshops’ every month to expose participants to these well-tested concepts filled with practical ideas, and follow-up with the “Master-class Series”  which may be upgraded, on demand, to the Systems Clinic Cluster approach. At the inception level, all individual workshops would be of 5 hours duration which would include lunch and 2 tea-breaks. We are launching the Excellence Series with the second workshop on 26th April, 2013, at the Indian Chamber of Commerce, Meeting room 1, 9th Floor, 4 India Exchange Place, Kolkata 700001.

Workshop on Rapidinnovation

AimDramatically improve Productivity, Performance and Profitability on an on-going basis through creativity & innovation. While strategy gives direction to an organization, innovation drives it. Organizational Strategy and innovation go together to achieve the aspiration of any organization.

Who must attend?

Managers from the  manufacturing industries, who would like to understand how to align strategy and innovation to dramatically improve Productivity, Performance and Profitability in the shortest possible time with least effort and resources by eliminating inherent ‘imperfections’ in their systems.

Take away:

After attending the workshop the participants would be able to –

1.  Learn how organizational strategy and innovation are linked.

2.   Learn about the process of discovering hidden ‘imperfections’ in various interactions

3.     Learn how to achieve balance between risks and rewards

4.     Learn and apply the fundamental process of innovation.

5.     Draw action plans for initiating Rapidinnovation to improve the 3 Ps.
Workshop Coverage:

1.     What is Rapidinnovation?

2.     Systems, Interactions, Complexity, Imperfections

3.     The Fundamental Approach of the innovation process.

4.     The Concept of minimal intervention

5.     Cases of innovation in machines, maintenance system, product, customer experience, systems design, strategy design & organizational design

 

Methodology: Lectures, Dialogs, Case Studies, Hands on exercises

 

Schedule of the Immersion Workshop

Introduction – 15 mins

Rapidinnovation – Strategy formulation with case study – 30 mins
Dibyendu De, Director, The International Nemetics Institute

Tea break – 15 mins

Formulation of Balanced Scorecard with example – Satrajit Sanyal, Deputy Director, ICC – 30 mins

Aligning strategy with innovation a case study – Smita Pandit Chakraborty (CEO of Phoenix Continental Tyres, Europe) – 30 mins

Lunch – 60 mins

More case studies – Dibyendu De, Director, The International Nemetics Institute, Kolkata – 30 mins

Learning & Human Development – a plan – Sanjukta Mukherjee, Deputy Director, Indian Chamber of Commerce – 30 mins

Q&A session with tea – 30 mins

Each session would be followed by 15 mins of Q & A session on the topic covered.

Please contact through twitter (@rapidinnovator) or by just leaving a reply on this blog if you want to enjoy the experience.