Distance yourself and understand the other sides

Josh (Adi Tedjasaputra)
1 min readApr 14, 2021


On the other side of the bridge

#agileux tip of the day

For gaining useful insights, temporarily distance yourself from your own subjective views and understand the other sides.

I often find myself observing two or more polarising views and sides already existing. Unconsciously, I am already on one side. For gaining valuable insights, I need to temporarily distance myself from my subjective opinions and understand the other sides. I need to put myself in the place of others.

This is what I usually do to put myself in the place of others:
1. I learn what I need to put myself in the place of others.
2. I take my sandals off.
3. I try both or multiple sandals with an openly explorative mind.
4. I walk across the two or more sides with different sandals.
5. I stay awhile.
6. I talk and relate with people that I meet during my explorative journey.
7. I reflect.
8. I take notes.
9. I share and discuss my notes with people I meet and others on a similar journey.
10. I identify patterns, borders and relationships.

In the process, I build myself into a bridge, having the ability to clearly view both sides on each border.



Josh (Adi Tedjasaputra)

As a Google Mentor and Certified Design Sprint Master, Josh has a passion for the design, development, and use of ICT in solving business and humanity problems