A Positive Perspective on Breakdowns

When breakdowns happen consider it is NOT a sign that something is wrong, but rather that you have simply bumped up against the limits of your current ways of working or thinking.

Nothing is wrong. No one is at fault. It's just that even though something was working, doesn't mean it will work forever. This includes our habits and behavior as individuals, as well as the more complex processes and systems in an organization.

Whenever you try to grow, expand, or change you are likely to break something.

In a growing system, both the system itself and the individuals in it will  naturally bump up against their own limits.  When there are breakdowns in a system, individuals will also have their own breakdowns to contend with if they are to respond by expanding themselves to be able to increase their capacity and expand their capabilities. It is a constant dance.


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