Bubble-hopping is mindshift in action
Bubble-hopping is a peer-to-peer discovery tool. It is a practice that can be part of your life-long learning and shift your mind.
To bubble-hop is to meet and connect with people from other backgrounds or with different knowledge, beliefs, or opinions. People in other bubbles than yours.
This is a three-step journey where you can become a courageous and creative hopper. There are many benefits from hopping, for example:
Individual. You can become better at connecting with those who think differently than you, at asking and listening, at reflecting and acting to make a change.
Organizational. You can use bubble-hopping to stimulate creativity and innovation by better understanding different stakeholders.
Societal. You can contribute to bridge divides between people and groups.
This bubble-hopping journey have three steps and a practical bubble-hop.
In step one you explore bubbles and how they divide people, the benefits of hopping, and why mindtraps and triggers can make it difficult to connect with unlike.
In step two you explore useful skills for hopping – to set a dialogue and to develop listening and question skills. We also share advice on how to do your bubble-hop in practice.
Then you bubble-hop. You set and carry out a meeting with someone you are curious about. You try to make a conversation that can move you forward together.
In step three you share experiences and reflect on what you learned from the hop. You also develop an action plan with your next steps to take.
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Quotes from students at Stockholm School of Economics when evaluating a bubble-hopping assignment:
“…to bubble hop was one of the funniest, scariest and most rewarding things I have done.”
”Bubble-hopping can be of great benefit to many when it comes to having a less restricted worldview, which can lead to better collaboration on an individual as well as societal level.”
“…we will not get anywhere close the emission targets unless we at least try to listen to what climate deniers think about the issue; what motivates their attitude, are they really as homogeneous a group as we assume, can we reach any kind of agreement on certain issues? In order to really be able to get someone anywhere, we need to become better at listening even in situations where we consider ourselves to be outside all the bubbles. ”