Clayton M. Christensen calls is disruption. Abernathy and Clark calls it radical innovation. But, at the end of the day industries and companies find themselves in a situation trap. How can organziations reshape alternate models while the existing ones are successful?
We are all trapped in a terribly organized and immersive set of circumstances that cloud our thinking and stop us from seeing the future for what it could be. People often describe their situations as if they have nothing to do with the potential outcomes and future potential achievements that might turn them into great innovators or leaders. We need to have very deliberate and directed thinking initiatives that can assist us in breaking loose from our situation trap. These types of thinking activities are called reframing.
It is not just about how we think about the future, but how we recall the past. The past, and history as we know it, is hardly ever recorded objectively. Even our thoughts and memories of times gone by, are shaped around our thinking of the time, our situation trap. Getting our minds right to accept the plethora of possibilities presented to us throughout our lifetimes, is where reframing takes affect. We need to have the skills and capabilities to renew and rethink our skills and capabilities. Now, this is where higher levels of thinking can really help you.