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A new model for polarized thinking

This Presentation discusses first, in contrast to herding cats, birds and fish find that the benefits (rewards) of working together far exceed the benefits of flying or swimming individually.
The presentation then proceeds by giving an alternative model to the popular Polarized Thinking Model by suggesting an alternative one. This new model not only expands on the benefits, but also shows that even streamlining the differences can have influential effect on our private and business lives. This model finds support in nature such as plasma and metals whose negative electrons generate electricity that empower us. Then why not do the same with our negative differences by visualizing them as electrons?

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A new model for polarized thinking

  1. 1. A New Model for Polarized Thinking Ali Anani, PhD
  2. 2. What Makes Birds Flock Together? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4f_1_r80RY
  3. 3. What Makes Fish Move in Schools? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15B8qN9dre4
  4. 4. What Makes Electrons In Metals Move Together? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ileXLAvDXIU
  5. 5. What Makes Electrons In Plasma Move Together? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94tReSbyPYc
  6. 6. What Makes Herding Cats Prefer not to Herd Together? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6IpknZ5C9Q
  7. 7. What Makes Teams Act as Herding Cats Prefer not to Herd Together? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck4syJk5Jk8
  8. 8. Birds flock together because: Birds save 78% of their energy if they fly in flocks An individual bird has far greater opportunity of not being selected by a predator than when flying alone
  9. 9. What Makes Fish Move in Schools? An individual fish has far greater opportunity of not being selected by a predator than when swimming alone
  10. 10. Electrons In Metals Move Together Because: The electrons form their strength by creating their own electric field. They all become stronger
  11. 11. Electrons In Plasma Move Together Because: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94tReSbyPYc
  12. 12. Electrons In Metals Move Together Because: The electrons form their strength by creating their own electric field. They all become stronger
  13. 13. hat Makes Herding Cats Prefer not to Herd Together Because: The self-interest by herding alone is greater than herding with other cats. If a cat captures a mouse it prefers to eat it all by itself. Besides cats have versatile tricks to for self-protection
  14. 14. Teams Act as Herding Cats Prefer not to Herd Together Because: The self-interest of every team member overwhelms teaming with others
  15. 15. A Telling Story A rich man promised his favorite team to give a fatty bonus for each player who scores a goal in a derby soccer match. By doing so, the rich man made every player’s self-interest greater than the team’s interest to win the game. This resulted in the team playing as herding cats with no cohesion among the players or keeping to their role. The defense players played more attacking roles than their defending roles because of their greed to score. This resulted in a huge loss for the team
  16. 16. If Self-Interest prevails then: We notice the herding-cats behavior How then to streamline teams to work together?
  17. 17. By Streamlining their Negative attitudes: Make the negative differences generate a current-like that benefits every team member and make her/him see a greater interest in working in coherence rather than herding alone.
  18. 18. By Streamlining their Negative attitudes: Like electrons in an atom moving within defined orbitals. The further the differences are from the core (nucleus), the easier they move. That is to say creative approaches to make the differences a source of power for all team members to work together. It is NOT only leveraging the benefits; it is also streamlining them to produce power fron this process
  19. 19. Benefits Shall always Come with Undesirable Effects: Inhaling oxygen more than a limit may lead to the presence of insufficient amount of carbon dioxide. Shortage of carbon dioxide (which we view (negatively) harms our bodies in ten different ways
  20. 20. Benefits Shall always Come with Undesirable Effects: Same with consuming food without excretion and the terrible side effects this has on our bodies
  21. 21. We Nee to Accept Negative Effects, but more to turn them to our advantage Polarized thinking or black and white thinking is an irrational thinking characterized by the “all or nothing” principle. People with this unrealistic expectation do not see gray areas in most situations; they think in terms of this OR this rather than this AND this. I discussed this issue in derail in my presentation Separation Thinking.
  22. 22. We Nee to Accept Negative Effects, but more to turn them to our advantage This is why I find the polarity thinking© map that Barry Johnson pioneered is of great value. It encourages us to think of the benefits and costs of eating, of breathing or any polar situation we find ourselves
  23. 23. I am suggesting here new model for Polarity Thinking Mapping
  24. 24. The Emerging Role of Leaders
  25. 25. The Emerging Challenges for Leaders In complex systems, the total sum of efforts by individuals collectively is greater than the sum of the individual efforts if workers make their efforts individually. Unfortunately, the total sum of teams working together is often less than the sum of their efforts if every worker works individually. We need a charging purpose to streamline the efforts of teams and groups.

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  • FayMarmalichVietmeie

    Jun. 17, 2020

This Presentation discusses first, in contrast to herding cats, birds and fish find that the benefits (rewards) of working together far exceed the benefits of flying or swimming individually. The presentation then proceeds by giving an alternative model to the popular Polarized Thinking Model by suggesting an alternative one. This new model not only expands on the benefits, but also shows that even streamlining the differences can have influential effect on our private and business lives. This model finds support in nature such as plasma and metals whose negative electrons generate electricity that empower us. Then why not do the same with our negative differences by visualizing them as electrons?

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