Authentic second-person practice
When a new whole emerges that is greater and different from the sum of the whole’s individual parts, do the parts necessarily have to lose their identity?
A true and full team does not mean that their members defer to each other or to their leaders; rather, a true and full team emerges from the authentic second-person practices of their members – that is, the members builds on each other’s insights and performances. And the virtuous accumulation of these enable a true and full team to emerge
The individual identity of the members and the leader do not necessarily have to be subsumed by the team; rather, the team’s collective identity and purpose cyclically feeds into the individual identities of its members and leader. In short, authentic second-person practice should enable both the team and its parts to flourish, whether the flourishing is viewed at a micro, meso, or macro level.
John 17:20-26. And the glory which you have given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, as we also are one.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-145: MAY 25, 2023]