In my former capacity as an employee, being part of teams and leading managing teams, I’ve done a lot to understand the nature of work place support for staff. I think I’ve realised that the majority of models are not quite right.
I was thinking about it washing the dishes and making the lunches today and I think the best model for support is Circe D’Solies high wire acts.
As a couple they practice moves, over and over again in a safe space, but when they are performing, no one notice that each is supporting the other in complex and dangerous moves. The support is transparent and automatic. If on the other hand one of the team is not present during the practice and familiarisation sessions, the performance will be a disaster.
Where in the work place or the family do we have that level of training, practice and familiarisation that give people the confidence that support is there.
For a high wire act the training aspect is the most important part of the job, but little emphasis is placed on it by the observer.
Interesting concept, could it be used as a new paradigm for couples/family interaction?