Theory U features concepts intended to help leaders and managers in the public and private sector break through unproductive patterns of behavior. This includes not listening to their staff and clients’ and producing ineffective patterns of decision making. Otto Sharmer’s diagrams and practices include accessible illustration on paths in listening, for example, reinforced through the book, as a key focus on the left side of the U:
As teams change, status and role questions arise. Roles shift, people leave for various reasons, e.g. the group churns. This post is about how groups and teams FORM and SHIFT, today focusing on MEMBERSHIP – the first of a three part series on groups & teams.