Organizations striving for social impact are often stuck. It comes with the territory of the sector. A stuck in an organization is something a team is trying to create, change or innovate that is not moving forward. Stucks reside in individual team members as well as in the activities and results the team is creating together.
How can the team get unstuck? Try non-thinking.
Use the collective physical body of the team for insight and innovation. This method is called Social Presencing. It is a body-based, experiential learning toolkit, developed by Arawana Hayashi and Otto Scharmer at the Presencing Institute, Sloan Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. It is a reflective practice, done collectively, applying mindfulness of body to tap into the collective wisdom of the team.
The Scottish Civil Service, Los Angeles School System and Eileen Fisher are examples of large organizations using Social Presencing for insight and systems change.
Try Social Presencing at the Toronto Practice Group, hosted by Michelle Moore at the Esther Myers Yoga Studio, 390 Dupont Street, Toronto (Annex).