Last week we explored how to shift perspective. We had a look at some practical methods to switch up how your team might see, observe and notice meaning or insight.
It can be fun and imaginative work. Our playful exploration of alternative perspectives can stretch and morph into lots of different shapes and sizes. A sophisticated mixture of critical and creative thinking. By casting our net widely, we might surface an undiscovered insight.
Anthropomorphic perspectives (non-human stuff like budgets and benches), when articulated thoughtfully, can offer something different.
The playful example of this from Emily Delaney is from a bigger collection called Short Imagined Monologues.
Hey, it’s me: Short Afternoon Walk. As you may have noticed, you’re all turning to me an awful lot these days. Don’t get me wrong, I love what we have together, but I think we need to face the truth: I can never be everything you want me to be. When this little routine first started, I thought it was the greatest thing in the world. I was an escape. I was an adventure. I was beloved. But somewhere along the way, I became your everything.
A great example of seeing something new by shifting perspectives.