Brain imaging studies show that envisioning desired possibilities impacts our mind differently than problem solving. Envisioning possibilitiies created feelings of motivation and emotional trust.
This has direct implications for engagement. People are more fully engaged when they think more in possibilties than problems. This is not news to the intuitive among us, but it is good to see the science confirming it. This is one more piece of support for beginning collaborations with focus on possibilities rather than problems.