Why pay extra attention to difficult social moments? The playful academic (Katrin, Pedro, Annika) sees an important opportunity in conflicts and differences between the members of a group: they can shed light on ignored values, tap creative potential, and orient us towards what matters. Instead of catastrophe or all-or-nothing dynamics (‘we go my way or I am done here‘), conflict can create space for what is needed and lead us into forms of working together that are more enjoyable and fruitful for everyone involved.
- SOCIAL MOMENT #1: tension arises – the group can’t relax into working together.
- SOCIAL MOMENT #2: facing a ‘tension-field’ – the group repeatedly ends up in similar (frustrating) dynamics.
- SOCIAL MOMENT #3: alienation – we lost track of why we are in this together, anyhow.
- SOCIAL MOMENT #4: deadlock – there seems to be no way out of a situation.
- SOCIAL MOMENT #5: time to decide – we are at an important crossroad and want to learn from the resistance present in any one of the group.