“Openness can be described as a willingness to accept, engage with, and internalise the different perspectives, even paradigms, to be encountered when dealing with diverse participants in an interdisciplinary situation. An open frame of mind requires conscious acceptance that notions such as ambiguity, unpredictability, serendipity, and paradox will compete strongly, and legitimately, with knowledge, science, and fact. In essence, it means that while navigating challenges of a complex system, one holds one’s own strong opinions lightly and engages as both facilitator and learner. “

Some of the specific habits of mind that promote patterns of openness include:

Practices of openness:

Openness is one of the components of The Reality Group culture.

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