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The Thinking Environment

What does it take for someone to do their clearest, most independent thinking?
This was the question that founder Nancy Kline and her colleagues – prompted by the observation that the quality of the action we take depends on the quality of the thinking we do first – set out to explore in 1973.

The answers to that question resulted in the Ten Components of a Thinking Environment®, a model of human interaction that liberates the human mind to think for itself with unprecedented clarity, originality and rigour.  

The Ten Components - essentially a deeply respectful, disciplined way of being with people, rather than a set of tools or techniques - can be applied in almost any situation where people need to think well, either individually or in teams or groups, in person or online. 

As a teacher and consultant in the Thinking Environment since 1993 and a member of the Time to Think Faculty since 2009, I run a range of Thinking Environment courses and bespoke in-house workshops. For details see Courses

For more information about Nancy Kline and the The Ten Components, visit the Time To Think website here:
There is an increasing amount of research and writing by leading management thinkers which supports and explains why the Thinking Environment works. For some examples:
“Anne is one of the world’s top experts in the Thinking Environment process, and she lives and embodies the principles and components of a Thinking Environment. People become effectively smarter, kinder, more imaginative and more rigorous when they think in her presence. Teams also develop and perform at levels formerly out of reach. She is thorough and organised, and always meticulous in honouring agreements and delivering expectations. And she is a joy to be with.”

Nancy Kline, President, Time to Think Ltd.