Sunday, September 30, 2012

Understanding dynamics

One of the key differentiators of the IMD education is the focus on group dynamics and awareness on multiple levels. This has indeed made quite a positive impact on my life and has brought a routine of reflection both personally and professionally. But what does it all mean? The trick is to go from understanding to action. I believe this takes a certain amount of risk taking when confronting dynamics whether in a one to one or a group setting. And to reduce the risk, trust needs to exist, and hence relationship building is that much more important.

1. Strengthen relationship
2. Recognize dynamics
3. Confrontation

From the experiences last year, this is easier said then done. We need to care enough to go through these steps. So the question is: when do we care and when do we not? and when should we care and when should we not?