So what else is possible and does it always have to be this way?
There is also another possibility. The potential to develop partnerships instead of competition.
The possibility to help partners and potential partners to understand and master the system conditions we exist within.
How do we understand and develop partnership working?
In the works of Barry Oshry, he has identified the concept of door A and door B
Door A is the predictable conditions of organisational life. This door is always open, very visible and also leads to feeling burdened, oppressed, torn between numerous parts. We access this so quickly we are not aware that there is another way, another door. This is automatic, reflexive and without thought or choice or deliberation
Door B is not really a door. It’s the potential, an outline, a possibility.
It is as if someone came along and painted a door onto a brick wall and we come along with a sledgehammer and create a door.
So how do we create a door where there is no door?
We have the power to create another way. An alternative way of being.
Its not about changing anything around us, we have little power to change others.
We do have the power to make a personal commitment. To be the person you want to see in the world.
Here are some examples
- Ask for help
- Share high quality information
- Invest in creating positive relationships with others
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