In the first link this week I shared the idea of iatrogenics - something I have written about in issue #55 and #90. Another way of thinking about that is the mental model: Second-order thinking.
You might connect with a few different visual representations of this. Perhaps it is the waves and ripples we cause. Or maybe the domino effect, as your interventions have repercussions.
Regardless of what works for you - consider how any decisions you are exploring in your team, right now, might have known/unknown second, third and fourth order impacts.
I titled this section “Thinking Through Time” and that is drawn from the article listed below. It resonated with me because it is a challenging thought process to embark upon.
What do the consequences look like in 10 minutes? 10 months? 10 Years?
Take a moment with your teams to explore the repercussions, map them out and consider the rippling effect. Incorporate those insights into your ideas and innovations.