It is beautiful! …Â if you ask me how I feel about overall Immunity to Change (ITC) approach.Â Â I have recently attended a workshop on this run by the author himself â€“ Dr. Robert Kegan.Â See more on the HBR article â€“ â€˜The Real Reason People Wonâ€™t Changeâ€™ or a short description on the Keganâ€™s website.
A few key reflections in my experience to the approach:
- I am fascinated by the underlying concept of â€˜Subject-Objectâ€™.Â It is such a simple term but capture a great deal;
- I have been in touch with a few very interesting concepts in the last few years i.e. â€˜Adaptive Challengeâ€™, â€˜Mindsetâ€™ (in how it affects performance), â€˜S-curveâ€™, etc.Â Â The ITC approach nicely integrates for me all these, especially when I read the Immunity to Change book;
- In particular, I am intrigued by the thought â€“ if developing our leadership is largely an adaptive challenge, the work of finding out the prohibiting mindset (or brake) is actually about identifying what the problem really is.Â Â And amazingly, the 4-column process helps us do this;
- Re â€˜Mindsetâ€™, the ITC is the first most systematic approach on how to identify the â€˜outdatedâ€™ mindset in the context of change;
- â€˜Changeâ€™ is a big topic.Â More importantly, I am in the business helping people to change.Â Â The ITC approach will probably be a key element in my practice systematically.
And some other reflections in the form of questions:
- How possible and appropriate to have a 4 column module to end every training workshop in order to enhance real change will happen after such training investment?
- ITC / 4c process is a beautiful concept. What is the similar / equivalent idea that the Chinese philosophers have come up in the past give our reflective nature and long history?