To engage with those people we agree with is easy: to engage across dissent, hard. Within our tribes, our established social structures, we understand both power, and consequence, and can chart a safe path accordingly, but when we venture beyond our ‘known’ spaces, the risk is much higher.
Talking today about the Socially Dynamic Organisation, one thing is clear to me: we will be unlikely to effect the change we wish to see if we operate purely within our know spaces: to truly change, we will have to engage in the hard ones.
Engaging around our differences means bringing a certain humility, a certain, strength, a willingness to share uncertainty. But if we can do so, if we can construct and share our stories of difference, then who knows, maybe we will truly change.