Practicing Jazz Mindset
Purposefully interrupt routines, embrace and riff off of surprises, and create new paths forward on the fly (also see improvisation).
This technique is part of the Shifting phase of SERA, which requires facilitating an experience or psychological stimulus that triggers, jolts, or firmly guides a conscious shift in one’s orientation to present-moment experience. The word sera itself translates in Spanish to mean “it will be,” which resembles a conscious orientation to whatever may show up in our awareness. This orientation, which is known as beginner’s mind, is necessary because human attention has a tendency toward automatic preoccupation with active thinking (Kabat-Zinn, 2003).
The purpose of using this technique is to help triggering or guide a conscious Shift in one’s orientation to present-moment experience, from conceptualization to intuition.
Cole, S., & Meyers, L. (2020). Perspective transformation and the jazz mindset: A model for post-crisis organizations. OD Review 52(2), 29–34.