Hi Franc, it’s been a busy week!
With you guys over at Les Fontaines – creating a fun digital and physical experience for 1700 (as I have been told) Capgemini consultants worldwide, some of us in the Bootcamp – creating a learning experience on a ship (!) on facilitation for another bunch of consultants and the rest of us ‘back home’ balancing the work!
Your thoughts – and some random dialogues with colleagues and clients – triggered more thinking. Apart from the sequence in which we work with individual and shared experiences, our common ground is that we are highly convinced that for a true change to happen, people will have to feel deeply that that change will bring them a brighter future. And experiencing a glimpse of that future, together with experiencing the need to move away from current reality, is what will provide that feeling.
The remark you made on values, drivers and visions and them colliding with sensory perception made me want to dive into that a little deeper. At makingmeaning.org (thanks, Karin!) I read through the 15 meanings with regard to ‘meaningful experiences’. As stated there, all true but probably not exhaustive. Combining these insights with for instance Gardners’ multiple intelligences model, with which he states that there are seven ways people understand in the world, helps getting deeper insights into how we can help people to create that mental and physical state that will lead to the rubicon or crucial point in which they will truely and fully experience that they-will-need-to-change and that they-are-the-ones-that-can-make-the-change-happen.
Visualization is but a means…though a crucial one, I agree with you, as it seems that around 65% of world population consists of ‘visual thinkers’ and the need for right-brainers to ensure our future is absolutely crucial (remember Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind?). I think we should explore what really can help people to reach that rubicon, that pivotal point, that life-changing (maybe a bit too presumptuous…) experience…
Chinese symbol for Bold Experience