The rationality and our environment

Often organizations shut themselves in their walls with fear of contamination of ideas from overseas and recruit “more of the same” because they think that it preserves its organizational culture.

It is not important the type of approach that we do to address the challenges inherent to organizational culture. If we turn to outside the Organization and meet the challenges we face the future with confidence.

If we have the tendency to better understand and use the understanding we have of ourselves to achieve our purposes (goals) and at the same time we have the ability to understand the intentions and desires of others, and consequently to relate well to society, I think we will be building the foundations of a sustainable project.

But there are times when the analytical and technical rationality are looking to overshadow creativity and innovation, when they need Sun.

Donald Schön says that there are limits to the technical rationality in a world where the policy is very present, and the social effects and the environment are intimately mixed with technical decisions.

So, if it were not for our ability to appeal, a repertoire of metaphors and images that allow different ways of preparation of a situation, we would be snapped on cold interpretations of the results of data analyses.

The use of analogies and visualization is clearly important for creative practice and for learning and organizations that claim to be learners often forget the need for an internal system that learning system interactions can be transformative.

These transformations are felt in internal potential in a way that the Organization itself do not become dependent on what the market wants to teach.

“Intuition is often referred to as a “feeling” rather than a conscious thought, because it often doesn’t make logical sense to the rational mind which operates in a cause effect manner. Intuition allows us to tap into circular information, a sense of the whole. To base business decisions on the rational mind only limits one’s awareness. One remains reliant on educated guesses, instead of tapping into infinite possibilities which only the mind operating from intuition can fathom.” – Marensia Lotter

The internal systems of learning that we see in most organizations are limited to knowledge management generated by the analytical information and don´t care with the need of creativity and challenge the impossible.

We are often confused by our own attachments to the results, by our fears and expectations, and this interferes with our ability to discern intuition of normal ramblings of our mind.
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