Our capacity to build and maintain resilience is fundamental to successful transitioning. In times of unpredictability, stability and certainty break down as our routines are disrupted, our reactions become extreme and intense, our relationships change, roles shift, and we experience a potentially unfamiliar and new sense of identity. Such changes can be overwhelming.
People tend to value their own boundary type and may look down on the qualities associated with the “other” type. Thin boundary people for example may see themselves as “creative”, “innovative” and “exciting” and can look on people with thick boundaries as “lacking in imagination”, “rigid” and “boring.”
Thinking differently is the fastest way to gain a productivity leap. A step change in productivity is often driven by changing the way the team thinks, rather than the tools they use. In particular, empowering people to shift their own mind-set and skill set to tackle failure and setbacks head on has a big impact. When teams and individuals have this, barriers take on a different meaning.