Mental Model Dōjō | Corporate Innovation Forum
November 14 Session (free)
- Session A: Nov 14 (Tue) 08:00 SGP, Nov 13 (Mon) 20:00 US EST, 19:00 CST, 17:00 PST
- Session B: Nov 14 (Tue) 18:00 SGP, 14:00 DXB, 12:00 PAR, 11:00 LON
Listen to the Middle Managers Blues
The truth is, almost all of us are middle managers, and we sing the blues. Sandwiched between up and down and left and right, everyday is a struggle against the many constraints of the workplace.
Same old, same old, that’s how it is; the sense of powerlessness and resignation, that’s how the blues sounds. Or not?
With humor and empathy, how about we embrace the blues and see light in it? Change from the middle? Bring it on! Expanding one’s circle of influence? Sounds like a promising personal challenge. Sense making and seeing the organization from a systems perspective, or how about putting on an anthropologist hat? It’s one thing to sing the blues, another thing to have the awareness of our blues, and play with it. Who said we can’t have fun at work? 🙂
In the dōjō session we’ll do a three chairs of empathy exercise to deeply empathize with ourselves and fellow middle managers. And diverge, converge – thereafter openly discuss how we can make our day-to-day life at work less miserable and stressful, and more fulfilling and rewarding. I think we can use some group self-therapy; join us!