The six realities is a very interesting philosophy. Individually as we grow as a professional and in our experiences we begin to view things from a different perspective. As a team of any sort working together we each have a different perspective and insight to contribute.
Over the course of the semester the six realities can be applied to the experiences and process of the consulting team I was a part of. In regards to the “what was” perspective we did not enter the process dwelling on what has happened in the past, but it was important to understand the history of the organization. The “what is” perspective included the gathering and overview of current documents and attending events to understand the organizations current stance. Leading to the “what might be” section was combining our positive attitudes to focus on the organizations strengths, thinking of ideas and possibilities that will benefit the organization. Concerning the “what could be” perspective was when we gathered our ideas and assessed the reality of the idea, asking ourselves if the organization would be able to implement our suggestions. The key decisions and decision matrix can be viewed as part of the “what could be” perspective. “What should be” includes the final work plan. “What will be” is for us to leave in the hands of the organization. As a consulting team we proposed suggestions and resources to support these suggestions, in effort to further extend the organizations capacity. Ultimately it is now the organization’s choice to move forward with the provided work plan.