unlocking mindset barriers can support & generate new ideas & changed behaviours to boost enterprising capabilities of people and communities
Redniag Tset Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in what oredr the ltteers of a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer are in the rghit pclae.The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig or waht?
Hebbian Learning …when cells fire together they wire together… ….and when cells fire apart the wires depart…
idea space left work peer group & society education system childhood experiences birthplace culture time status genetic inheritance
? “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken” -Samuel Johnson
J K Galbraith Economist & Philosopher “faced with the choice of changing ones mind (set?) & proving there is no need to - almost everyone gets busy on the proof !”
“ The land of opportunity is an attitude. It is an openness to new ideas, a willingness to listen, an eagerness to learn, a desire to grow and a flexibility to change ” from ‘A Peacock in the Land of Penguins.’ B J Gallagher et al
Holistic View? 'In short, people will need to be creative, rather than passive; capable of self-initiated action rather than dependent; they will need to know how to learn rather than expect to be taught; they will need to be enterprising in their outlook and not think and act like an "employee" or a "client". The organisations in which they work, communities in which they live, and societies in which they belong, will, in turn, also need to possess all these qualities.' Towards an Enterprising Culture, OECD, Paris, 1988.
To be enterprisingis to demonstrate is a set of qualities and competences that enable individuals, organisations, communities, societies and cultures to be flexible, creative and adaptable in the face of change and challenge. To be Entrepreneurial is when someone successfully takes an idea to implementation to benefit the local economy. This can include taking up self employment for the first time. An entrepreneur looks for opportunities and actually makes it all work for social and/or financial profit.
More confidence More private /social enterprise More inward investment Ongoing Stimulation of enterprise More enterprise generated Visualise a new enterprising culture More opportunities Identify opportunities Confidence increases Deliver new private & social enterprise
Self Fulfilling Failure? Self Fulfilling Success?
The prevailing culture in any community (or part of a community!) or local economy is an aggregate of all the beliefs, assumptions, identities and values held. This can sometimes however act as an ‘immune system’ which rejects different views and neither entertains nor sustains new ideas. It may for example either be a can do culture or a cannot & should not do culture. The culture of any particular group or part of the community will also facilitate individual behaviours and attitudes. When this is a constraining culture allied to personal mindsets of individuals which are also limiting it can and will crush enterprise and enterprising behaviours.
Holy Triangle of Enterprise enterprising enterprising individuals communities enterprising organisations
culture/environment Need good signposting and ongoing support Hard to reach and difficult to persuade Early, confident & passionate
style & intelligence? change orientation? silos & policy organisation gaps? inappropriate climate & learning and processes? communications logical & barriers? convergent thinking? what does it all mean we tried it before belief community community no support we can’t… community barriers - examples
Group and Pairs Syndicate Exercise Using mind maps for reference
“Here is Edward Bear coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump on the back of Christopher Robin. It is as far as he knows the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there must be another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and start thinking….” AA Milne