Moving from Either/Or to Both/And Thinking

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Differentiated Coaching Associates

Date Uploaded: September 21st 2021
Updated: December 6th 2021
Themes:   Collaboration, Facilitation
10 Keys :   Build on Everyone's Strengths, Facilitate Collaborative Processes
Content Level:   Medium
Resource Type:   Article, Handout / Tool

This article introduces Polarity thinking as a tool for moving a group beyond one way of thinking. Polarity thinking changes the debates over such issues from either/or to both/and thinking. By identifying mutual goals and common fears, as well as warning signs that the focus is shifting too far to one side or the other, we can learn to leverage the energy in these debates, turning vicious cycles into virtuous circles of managing these complex issues.



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