Changing an epistemological system seems like changing the ground we stand on. We are coming from a different place when we change systems. We are on top of a situation we felt put down by. We are free to move where we felt confined. We are on an adventure where we felt stuck.
This diagram colors the two systems as red and blue. This follows a favorite book of mine: Blue Ocean Strategy where red and blue oceans are compared. Red oceans are bloodied by rivalries. The epistemological system in an industry dictates competition and costly battles to prove superiority. There is no free market space where an enterprise can "let its guard down" or "operate free of fear".
A blue ocean is uncontested market space -- providing access to untapped demand. It seems impossible to miss at revenue growth, market penetration, customer loyalty, brand development and continued innovations. It's like taking a swing at beach balls pitched over home plate. The epistemological system dictates listening and learning. Threats are seen as opportunities to make changes. Rivals are framed as valuable teachers or bad examples to learn from. Disconnects are situations that call for connecting.
Changing ground, or epistemological systems, occurs one situation at a time. Whenever it is automatically assumed what the situation calls for, a time out is called to reconsider that. What does this situation call for? When the conclusion is changed, the system is revised. Chronic people problems will go into remission.