Framing and reframing a problem is a common approach in creative problem solving processes like design thinking.
What benefits might there be from approaching the transition as an opportunity for reframing what we do?
In therapy cognitive reframing is used to help explore a range of different perspectives and restructure experiences.
a psychological technique that consists of identifying and then changing the way situations, experiences, events, ideas, and/or emotions are viewed. Cognitive reframing is the process by which such situations or thoughts are challenged and then changed.
We might not be able to change the circumstances we are facing and real changes we experience, but reframing helps us to see alternative perspectives.
A simple example of this would be the difference between saying, “we are stuck at home” compared with “we get to spend more time with our loved ones”. That is an example of reframing.
Approaching our transition to a new pattern of work and learning, through reframing would help you:
- Identify and understand different perspectives
- Recognise competing truths
- Challenge assumptions
- Identify opportunities for growth and development
Your Talking Point
How is your frame of reference, for work and learning, different to your colleagues? Reflect on something that you have recently changed your perspective or opinion on.