Ambiguity is ubiquitous in the 21st century in both professional, and personal, domains. Yet uncertainty causes many of us to feel vulnerable which can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression resulting in decreased productivity.
As we move forwards through the 21st century tolerating ambiguity will become an increasingly essential attribute. Black and white jobs will be able to be done by machines with algorithms. Humans will increasingly need to confront the greyscale.
Greyscale Spaces provides custom-designed, individualised workshops to help find a solution to this important question. We aim to provide the tools for individual fulfilment and business excellence. We aim to get people to see uncertainties not as failures but as their 'growing edge', the path to the next level of performance.
The concept for Greyscale Spaces initially started from an examination of the medical space and the attributes needed to thrive within an environment where decisions are continuously being made based on imperfect data with diagnostic uncertainty; an environment rife with ambiguity.
Arabella Simpkin, the founder of Greyscale Spaces, is a paediatrician, with eight years experience working at the front-line of patient care. The healthcare environment is an arena with high responsibility, high emotional demand, and a real need for resilience. It became increasingly apparent that a key attribute necessary to thrive in this demanding space is tolerance of ambiguity.
It quickly became evident that the need to sit comfortably with uncertainty and find strength in ambiguity extends far beyond the medical space into many professional and personal domains.
Indeed it seemed imperative that we find tools to sit comfortably in the greyscale as we move forwards through the 21st century, in a world where uncertainty is almost being magnified as technology explodes around us. And so, Greyscale Spaces emerged ...