Observation to adapt
It is not uncommon the admiration we have with very different paths which many thinkers have taken to arrive at similar conclusions.
We were educated to recognize the authority of knowledge on those who by their name or with their writing were considered models and sages. This helped us to build within us a very own respect that prevented a certain boldness on our part, to build knowledge from other sources.
We underestimate our ability to make important discoveries, including the discovery of ourselves.
Along our growth we were surprised with transformations that were not taught but that have something very beautiful.
Despite this, we get distracted with awesome and amazing things created or submitted by some of the others and forget to be children, losing much of our curiosity.
The discovery of ourselves is done looking for inside us, and watching at the same time the behavior of our surroundings. This way we know what is expected of us, we compare our attitudes and behaviors with those of the other members of our ecosystem and we see what kind of relationships or connections have established or can establish.
Basically, we spent our day to day practice note.
But after all, what is the importance of our own observations?
With a little humility we quickly recognize that we are not recognized authorities in the field of “observation” as a discipline of knowledge. May be we have not read enough nor wrote the great books and despite everything resides in us a huge potential.
What we know of important?
We know what else nobody can know, because we use our senses as information gatherers and our way of thinking as meaning converter.
It is a very specific knowledge that sometimes, by being different, is presented as something new and of value, and this is because the usual way, as we see the events, has to do with our knowledge and our beliefs.
To observe, we use one or more of your senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, to collect evidence or data.
In a conscious way, we want the observations we make is accurate and objective and avoid contamination with opinions and prejudices that are based on certain subjective viewpoints or experiences.
The observation when used with the purpose of knowing the real need of others in order to create solutions that satisfy their needs requires a constant empathetic attitude.
To observe the behavior of individuals in their environment to understand interaction person/environment is one of the best ways to start a desirable process of change.
The change in always entails an acceptance more or less difficult when this change does not arise on its own initiative, that is, to leave the comfort zone without resistance people have to seek a greater comfort.
I think that if people cannot follow the principle of pleasure, and the reality they require an effort, they will spend the least possible effort.
So in order to reduce the resistance to change we have to observe the daily life of people and analyze the interactions that people do with your environment and determine which intensity thresholds of change that we think will be acceptable.
To observe people’s needs is not restricted to the identification of missing products or services, is also looking at the behavior of people when they interact with their environment, and the only way to get a result that satisfies our intentions is creating empathy with people who we are watching.
To facilitate the observation of those interactions, questionnaires and informal conversations or even watching frameworks with relevant items may not be sufficient.
Grasp the information transmitted with the aid of new technology, videos and any other type of records becomes crucial for obtaining good results, because this allows the preservation of natural environments, i.e. not filtered by our intervention environments, in addition to permit viewing through different angles (different observers).
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