MITA is a revolutionary human technology that takes advantage of proven learning methods and recent developments in our understanding of the brain. It can be an extraordinarily useful tool in the creation of trust-based relationships. You can learn much more about this methodology and its noted creator, Dr. Ellen Weber, on the MITA Website and especially by reviewing the detailed MITA Manifesto. Mita brainpowered tools are renewed workplace practices that raise motivation and innovative productivity. These tools draw upon integrated research from recent neuro and cognitive discoveries (including those related to trust) and are based in more than one dozen leading and learning theories (listed in the Manifesto). MITA's proven practices that have earned achievement awards and spawned doctoral degrees in a variety of cultures around the world.
The nine-step process to build trust described in these pages incorporates all five of the MITA core elements shown below. Using the MITA framework ensures that your work is not just a one-time tool or technique to make a one-time interpersonal connection, but also rewards your work to claim a personal learning method with results. It literally helps the brain grow new neural pathways so that trust-building becomes an easier, more natural aspect of your actions over time.
In it’s briefest form, MITA follows this path:Question (a powerful question that elicits your curiosity and your personal response)
Target (a clear sense of the essential outcomes you want to achieve)
Expectations (ways you can actually measure what changes have occurred)
Move (action taken based on multiple brain intelligences)
Reflect (a review and evaluation of what you have learned)
= Growth. If one or more of these critical elements is lacking the chance of meaningful change and innovation rapidly decreases. The Move element taps the eight brain intelligences identified by Howard Gardner at Harvard University.
In the 9-step trust-building process:1. Confirm Your Core Question incorporates the MITA Question element
2. Establish Your Targets and Expectations incorporates the MITA Target and Expectations elements
8. Apply Multiple Intelligences incorporates incorporates the MITA Move element
9. Reflect and Learn incorporates the MITA Reflect element
The other steps in the trust-building process augment these fundamental MITA elements -- so this is an adapted, not pure MITA model.
The more you repeat the 9 steps, the more you can learn, building a self-reinforcing capacity to make breakthrough changes in your own behavior.