Theory U

Theory U as presented by Otto Scharmer is an awareness based method for changing systems. When facing a VUCA world, it helps us answer the question : how do we learn in the face of disruption? How do we learn from the future as it emerges?

This theory blends systems thinking, innovation and leading change and draws on 2 decades of experimentation and refinement at MIT and a global community of practitioners. It offers 3 key elements that we bring into our coaching today:

  • A framework for seeing the blind spot of leadership and systems change0: the inner place or source from which we operate.
  • A method for implementing awareness-based change: what and how we pay attention to impacts what is emerging
  • A new narrative for evolutionary societal change : updating our mental and institutional operating system (OS) in all of society’s sectors.