Disrupting Habitual Ways of Thinking
Track: Leadership & Management

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 10:30 to 11:45 am

Tracey Lovejoy, Principal, Lovejoy Consulting

Session Description:

It's easy for all of us to get stuck in our habitual ways of thinking and working. The risk is that we are likely to use the same tools with the same people, often leading to similar outcomes. When we disrupt our habitual ways of thinking we are able to see past our blind spots, which results in innovative and improved solutions. The speaker will share why habitual thinking is an evolutionary reality, case studies of where habitual thinking has caused damage to teams and then detail tools from anthropology and design thinking that can be used to "see" and explore in new ways. Learn how to help you and your team tackle old problems with new vigor!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the benefits and drawbacks of habitual thinking.
  • Participants will become more aware of their habitual behaviors, especially in times of stress, and consider the impact their patterns have on a team.
  • Participants will experience and discuss tools that can help disrupt habitual thinking and make a team more cohesive and healthy in the process.