This year, I’m going to be playing with the themes that I am exploring with 3 different clients – how clean questions support groups to develop their own language of inquiry that then allows them to develop collective trust which in turn inspires capability to build social capital.
The way that clean questions and systemic modelling create such transformation in groups can seem to be like magic. Like magic there are strict rules to the rituals that allow that magic to emerge. There is the spontaneous and the well-thought out. If you falter at one step then the whole network can drop and you need to start again.
As I’ve started writing the Inspiring Capability book which explains the reasons behind the rituals, I’ve come to see all kinds of other disciplines that follow similar principles and strive for similar results such as Agile, Collective Trust and Social Capital.
What is lovely about Systemic Modelling is that it has emerged from a modelling perspective rather than from a theoretical perspective. By taking a naive stance with my work and using nothing but clean questions and NLP modelling to build the main body of the work, I feel I’m better able to serve real groups of people right across our society.
The clean conference 2012 should be a fantastic event. Last year I particularly enjoyed the cognitive linguist perspectives on clean questions and metaphors for time.
I look forward to finding out what other people in our community are up to.