The seer and the looker as one process towards generative care for the parts and the wholes at, from the and, in play
Performance Inquiry™ is a comprehensive inquiry practice. One might say that it is conception-aware and object-oriented. There are six interdependent components. The aspect design is illustrated below:
The following presentation guides the inquirer through all the components as one process.
The first component ( EFCX ) is complete on its own and include both an insight and foresight dimension. Evolving Functional Complexity (EFC) is introduced as a critical success factor (CSF) to the domain of strategic management and the various tools enabling strategy into action.
The second component ( EFCx) integrates the concept of dynamic equilibrium. It is most useful, relevant and meaningful for those that appreciate a systems view in their strategic management process.
The second component moves from static to a stasis. In other words, dynamics are introduced by making ‘loop learning’ and the ‘depth of response’ objects of interest.
Thus, these additional elements influences the story one has on self/other’s perception and response. The view holds the story which includes heuristics as a constructs, narratives as interpretations and metaphors as preferences.
The graph define a view. In the context of Performance Inquiry this is signified as system awareness. It is a significant leap in complexity.
Evolution, ecology, ecosystems, and habitats are introduced in the third component (EFCx). In the context of Performance Inquiry, this component develops our capacity for context-awareness. In other words, this awareness of the ‘structure of the lens’ generates parallel viewing of multiple habitats.
The fourth component ( EFCx) introduces an autopoietic aspect to the system.
In other words, the ‘structure of the lens’ is made explicit. The seer is now looking and seeing his own view. Construct-awareness allows this component to enable a convergence of one’s own realization that perspectives, interpretations, and preferences veils the whole. Inquiring about, from, and in views that aren’t our own becomes an advantage for integrating diversity, creativity, and innovation.
The fifth component introduces object-orientation. The dynamics that enables these six elemental objects to be rendered explicit, enables the process of pointing to our tendency of making abstractions concrete. The illustration below provides a depiction of the fifth component.
The fifth component (EFC8 ) further refines a context-aware view of the object of interest.
The sixth and final component ( EFCx) introduces six generative processes. This component completes the Performance Inquiry methodology. The sixth component makes this methodology an aspect based view. Performance Inquiry refers to this dynamic as ‘conception-aware’.
When the whole system (in this case signified as Performance Inquiry) is integrated as, from and in the inquiry, the conception can become an object of the inquiry.