What is your perspective?

January 15, 2012 at 10:57 AM 4 comments

Switch TM

How often do we limit the success of our solutions to the boundaries of our individual experience?  Probably always.   Realized then, the significance of ‘learning through switch’. A high-yield method of gaining from others’ experience and perspective.

A new perspective!

Concept: Your response to a situation or challenge is generally formed by your own judgment at that point in time. This judgment is a direct result of the sum-total of your individual thoughts, experiences and acumen. Hence, the solution is orientated to just one perspective. YOUR perspective!

Is this wrong?  CERTAINLY not!  Most often it may be just the right thing to do. Now, there are some definite situations we have all faced, where we are not entirely happy with our own solution or approach.  There seems to be something missing in the landscape of our answer.  There is just a nagging thought which says this is not really the best you could do.  It is specifically during those phases and moments, that I recommend the SWITCH TM technique for application! This, I believe is a key trait for Peak Performers.

“If you do not have a perspective, your individuality is obscure” – Rajneesh Patil

What is Switch TM – Switch is the simple method of gaining additional perspectives without having additional people or experts. It’s like Switching your identity or swapping your hat. Yes, only transiently.

How do you use Switch TM – The simple proposition is: You get into the shoes of another person who YOU think is best suited to resolve the situation you are faced with. Ask the simple profitable question – ‘How would she have approached this challenge’?.  By switching your role, you will begin to think through the other person’s mind (for only as long as you are switched) and bring back the most high-gain perspectives into your plan of action. That is a perspective switch. It is about creating an inclusive approach to situation handling or problem solving. Simple as that!

 ‘Varied perspectives are as essential as diverse skills. Skills help you grow, perspectives bear the fruits’. – Rajneesh Patil

What do you need to Switch TM  You need to have identified some people and personalities who you look up to.  Observe their traits and apply the switch!

Is SWITCH TM limited to just thinking? –  No. We devised Switch TM as a method of perspective enhancement, with more to offer.  That implies, that you even switch roles for a transient period, so you get to live the experience and imbibe another perspective. That is a role switch. Ex: A project manager who wants to get close to the process of a contractor who makes buildings, she could play that role for a duration. Maybe a week or even a month.  Some may call it crazy.  Maybe!  But if the need is to build an experience and shape a perspective, then Switch TM does it for you.  If the need is NOT intense, use the ‘PERSPECTIVE SWITCH TM’ alone.

Either ways, the chief objective is to round off your perspective into a more INCLUSIVE and all encompassing one. Where possibilities are multiplied and overwhelming success is predictable and planned.

”All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident” – Arthur Schopenhauer

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sandy  |  January 15, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    The meaning and usage of perspective switch and role switch is indeed interesting . Off to implement ! 🙂

    • 2. rajneeshpatil  |  January 16, 2012 at 10:44 AM

      Thank you Sandy. Keen to hear your experience.

  • 3. Kedar  |  January 16, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    This is interesting stuff Dr Rajneesh. I guess most people do “Switch” many times while we take some decisions in our daily lives but sometimes its our unconscious mind that does not allow to do so. So it also takes a bit of self realization and acceptance before we do a “Switch”. I think ego comes in our own way to “Switch” especially when one is an ultimate decision maker. I guess this where the maturity of an individual can be assessed. Only real mature and unselfish professionals who aim at perfection can do so easily. This is just my perspective to your article.

    Excellent stuff and i think everyone who is a decision maker at any level needs always to keep in mind to consciously apply “Switch” 🙂

    Best Personal Regards

    • 4. rajneeshpatil  |  January 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM

      Thanks Kedar for your wonderful insight. Quite thoughtfully brings out the personal behaviors that can affect adoption of Switch. I profoundly agree to your perspective and can think of several instances where this is true. Also, I will be dealing with these aspects in a white-paper that I am scheduled to publish by 25.Jan.2012. Shall loop it back to this link so we can exchange further thoughts.

      Delighted with this conversation. Keep it coming!
      To your success,


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