I’m blogging this mostly to get it out of my brain where it’s been revolving for a few minutes.
For a long time I’ve talked to anyone who’ll listen about the value of increasing emotional bandwidth between people. It’s an intentional metaphor that tries to convey what can happen when people working together develop greater trust. It means more stuff can be exchanged.
I’m now thinking of linking this to David Kantor’s stuff about the three languages of families/organisations: the language of action/power; the language of meaning; and the language of feeling.
My hunch is that there can be a synergy here. If we increase our capacity in one of these areas it can support increased bandwidth in others. Whereas we sometimes think, for example, that action means stamping over feelings or the other way round.