Theory U Executive Summary
In his book, Otto Scharmer invites us to see the world in new ways—and to learn from the future as it emerges. It all hinges on our attention. “If I attend this way, it emerges that way.” But what often keeps us from “attending” is what Scharmer calls our blind spot”¦the inner place from which each of us operates. Unless we become aware of that blind spot—both as individuals and as communities and larger systems—we won’t be able to successfully address the pressing issues and challenges of our time.
The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge
The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization is a book by Peter Senge (a senior lecturer at MIT) focusing on group problem solving using the systems thinking method in order to convert companies into learning organizations. The five disciplines represent approaches (theories and methods) for developing three core learning capabilities: fostering aspiration, developing reflective conversation, and understanding complexity.
In wide-ranging conversations held over a year and a half, organizational learning pioneers Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers explored the nature of transformational change—how it arises, and the fresh possibilities it offers a world dangerously out of balance. Too often, the authors found, we remain stuck in old patterns of seeing and acting. By encouraging deeper levels of learning, we create an awareness of the larger whole, leading to actions that can help to shape its evolution and our future.
Theory U Toolkits
Download useful tools that are used within the Theory U framework
The U Process For Youths
The path to innovation can easily be understood by youths through Sensing, Ideation & Creation.
Graphic Recordings by Tim Hamons
Enjoy samples of these wonderful graphic recordings made during the PI Asia sessions by graphic recorder, Tim Hamons.
Graphic Recordings by Gina Dharmawan
Enjoy samples of these wonderful graphic recordings made during the PI Asia sessions by graphic recorder, Gina Dharmawan.