Shaping awareness skills are about our ability to notice and understand the significance of what is happening around us at work, and see the impacts of what we do in our job. As we become more experienced it can include sharing our awareness-shaping skills with other staff members to raise their levels awareness.
Spotlight identifies three forms of shaping awareness:
A1. Sensing contexts or situations – capacity to notice and understand the significance of work contexts or changed workplace situations
A2. Monitoring and guiding reactions – capacity to monitor and guide your own reactions and those of others and to manage situations where awareness levels vary
A3. Judging impacts – capacity to evaluate the impacts of your own or the work group’s actions in the workplace and on clients or community
Points to note when thinking about shaping awareness: