You try something you want to do, even though you fear failure.
You challenge something that doesn’t feel right, even though you fear looking foolish.
You find yourself out on a limb, even though you wish you could play safe.
These are examples of getting to your edge. It’s not comfortable, but it’s where discovery happens. It’s how people get out of stuck places, rigid arguments and unquestioned rituals and into territory where it’s possible for new things to emerge.
So the question we ask is: How can we help people get better at being at their edge?
There’s three parts to this.
First, people will go to their edge more willingly if they feel they’re in the right company. With people who can support as well as provoke them.
Second, we think there is a sweet spot. It’s when there is enough challenge to create excitement and curiosity – but not so much that people lose control of their bladders or feel dragged somewhere they don’t want to go.
Third, it’s about being adventurous and creative in the activities used. A lot of our work is inspired by art, theatre, improvisation and other ways of working that get beyond just talking and thinking.
Our approach is not for everyone. We find it only works on issues that involve people. If you’ve got one of those, give us a call.