What is a thinking environment™ and why does it matter?
After years of research and observation Nancy Kline, the founder of the Thinking Environment methodology, recognised that people generate their best thinking when the people around them behave in ten particular ways.
These ten behaviours have become known as ‘The Ten Components™ of a Thinking Environment’ and are critical to many parts of building effectiveness in any life role you hold;
- Incisive Questions
Every single component makes a difference, but together they have a huge transformative impact. A thinking environment awakens us, as listeners, to our responsibility in listening. That responsibility is to liberate the power and intelligence of others, rather than to close them down.
It matters because every organisation’s success depends on its ability to generate good decisions which ultimately lead to effective actions. Therefore, people need to be able to produce their thinking to deliver great decisions and outcomes. The Thinking Environment not only does that, it also creates a positive, affirming environment where each individual feels seen, heard and recognized.