Introduction: This Tree is emergent fromuseful account of some event or phenomenon, leading to doubts about whether you can establish your ideas as sound.and contains all the elements. It comes into play when there is a social rejection of a
needs accounts of its nature and situation that it can scrutinize, agree on and use.seems necessary for our personal and social existence. The drive (psychosocial pressure) associated with is selflessness, which is required because our groups and tasks, even our existence, does not fully accord with or support the biases and preferences of our ego/self. To handle ourselves and our groups, we each have to share our genuine experiences and honest views. Every social group
Accounts are relevant to group choices, especially in regard to handling change. That means the accounts have to be acceptable to most people in the group. However, new ideas, proposals, scenarios, theories, predictions, projections and other accounts face two issues: their correctness and their implications.
While correctness is subject to study, implications are inherently political. Even small groups or groups of educated professionals are not open to any account that is presented. As well as being affected by conventional wisdom or a previous consensus, they are dominated by individual and collective biases and interests. So if you produce a new or unexpected account, it naturally runs into opposition and objections: broadly categorized as «resistance».
Resistance is often associated with misunderstanding. Evidence may be challenged, arguments distorted and ideas misinterpreted. With further explanation, debate and even just the passage of time, your account may become accepted, at least as a view that deserves consideration. However, sometimes the rejection of an account intensifies. Then you and your views become excluded from discussions. You may be denounced as subversive, heretical, wrong-headed, or even crazy. Your account may then be ignored, suppressed, censored or banned.
You always have the option to retract your account, or keep it to yourself and a few close confidantes. You can re-focus your attention on other matters that return you to the good graces of colleagues and wider society. However, driven by selflessness, your principles and commitment to the group may cause you to refuse to abandon your views. You then seek to establish your ideas as sound against all the odds. This requires you to use a framework comprised solely of PH-L3 elements which deliver the needed acceptability that alone can overcome social resistance.
With this focus on acceptability, you must regard yourself in the role of «messenger»: one who is bearing a message that others may not want to hear.
Examples: History is rife of individuals whose useful contribution was neglected. Social resistance is common in science where consensus of peers is so dominant and paradigm change so disruptive. In firms too, risk aversion and group-think can block out accounts of the current social forces and technological changes e.g. Kodak invented digital photography and yet was unable to embrace it even though many insiders must have been fully aware of what the future held.
More on Life's Necessity: Providing Necessary Accounts.
Where change is inevitable in a social system, the commonest position is either to anticipate a linear extrapolation from the present, or to regard the future as intrinsically uncertain. The key feature of both these positions are that they are easy to understand and naturally acceptable to most people. Whether the view turns out to be right or wrong is almost irrelevant. Accounts detailing emergent radical developments are treated far more sceptically.
Many accounts in newspapers explain current events with the assumption that validity of those explanations matters far less than their acceptability. Selflessness does not necessarily sell, while responsiveness to the popular mood does. Daily explanations of stock price movements seem to be mostly inane rationalizations that are time- or space-fillers i.e. conversations not accounts.
If an account is important for others or your organization or community, then you seek to establish your ideas as sound. However, in the face of intense but inappropriate objections and irrational opposition, you must deal with pressures for acceptability, as explained below.
It is hard to give attention to acceptability when you are dedicating yourself to selflessly pursuing the truth of some matter; and it is painful to be then denounced and excluded, for your dedication. However, the way for others to benefit from what you have determined or discovered is to be determined to give full attention to issues of acceptability.
Investigations into the Root Projection to Primary Hierarchies suggested that PH-L3 elements (within their ) are constructed under a psychosocial pressure for acceptability (probably with a distinct neurophysiological underpinning).
The Tree framework constituted solely out of PH-L3 elements can therefore be expected to be dedicated to the provision of acceptability. Being a Root Tree, each level (KL•) will also retain its usual psychosocial pressures.
Note: The process here assumes that you are prepared to make a genuine and willing adaptation to the social environment i.e. there is a strong link to.
Consideration of the other psychosocial pressures reveals them to be unsatisfactory or insufficient as the principal general drive. Selflessness has produced the account, so it is not the solution. Autonomy is almost the problem, being already fully operative in producing something that is socially uncongenial. Understanding inherently exists and is being rejected, so especially activating it is unlikely to be helpful. Well-being is relevant, but the issue here is about the truth of a matter, not making people feel good. Certainty may be a factor, but ideas are not advanced within groups just by being confident about their validity. Performance pressures do not seem relevant.
This list is taken directly from analysis of the Root Projection.
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The heart of the framework is. Your account has been rejected because you have seen something that others are resistant to seeing. You must therefore encourage yourself to . At the same time, you have to penetrate the resistances that group members are presenting. You must see why they are responding as they do: it may be due to defensiveness, ignorance, prejudice, politics or self-interest—or some mixture of these. You must then how that response can be circumvented. However, must be judicious. You do not have the impossible goal of overcoming everybody's objection or getting unanimous backing. You must only bypass the most intense resistances. So requires feeds from other Centres.
Feeding in to renewal of the endeavours-proper related to providing your account.from above are the 5 Centres that enable
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Respect for focus ; and to release a demand for . Better communication shows you are becoming committed, and improved attitudes get support for your .should also engender to your account. You must use signs to
Then you must use becomes realistic and others may accept that you are indeed something important.to help others understand the substance of your account. Others will offer a variety of comparisons that deserve appreciation. But you know best which analogies or illustrations are most relevant and explanatory. As you do this,
Feeding in to recovery of a viable continuation of the contract.from below are the 3 Centres that enable
Any adaptations to suit your group must be focused, and somust be set. On the one hand, it is essential to get in line and support what others are . On the other hand, you need to insist on in regard to what is most important.
Your energize your . You are emotionally bound to your views, and becoming detached from your account is counter-productive. You can because groups respond primarily to emotion, which allows rational or rationalized resistance by particular individuals to be ignored.are critical here and need to
Bypassing Renewal with Recovery. There are two levels essential for bypassing group resistance effectively: your and your . Your validate . Your justifies an insistence on .to connect
Final Common Path: confirm your appeal to .can provide a sure way of reaching out to others and convincing them. So you should to provide the necessary acceptability. The type of technique will depend on the account, the group, the nature of the resistance and your available skills. You must use them to
See how the framework may be used (or misused).
Initially posted: 13-Sep-2013. Last amended: 12-May-2014.