location_city Bengaluru schedule Mar 7th 04:45 - 05:30 PM place Mysore Hall 1 people 33 Interested

Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration. This is probably the most used word you'll hear from agilists. It sits right at the core of agile principles. How do we reconcile this with the fact that 30% of the population is introverted?

There has been extensive research around introversion that can help us understand this apparent contradiction better. This talk will explore the complexities of introversion, from the distinction between shyness and introversion to the complexities of pseudo-extroverts and "high active" babies. 

Finally, what can we learn from companies like Menlo Innovations and Hunter Industries, where they have high collaborative environments with introverts that say they would not work any other way.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

This talk will explore my own journey to understand introversion from my time as a manger of a team of self-reported introverts, to reading the book Quiet. 

As I read the book Quiet, I began a journey of self-evaluation. My initial reaction to the book was to feel extremely defensive, because it painted a view of extroverts that was bleak. 

As I continued to read I found that the different between extroversion and introversion is more complex than a linear scale. My talk with explore the MANY dimensions of this relationship as revealed in the various studies in Quiet.

Finally, I will explore Menlo Innovations (Enforced pair-programming, no earbud policy) and Hunter Industries (pioneers of Mob Programming) where I have interviewed people who work at both. I will explore the unique culture in these workplaces that have allowed introverts to thrive in an apparant contradiction.

Throughout the talk I will help people explore their own preferences through audience participation as I explore the various dimensions of introversion.

Learning Outcome

- Understand the complex dimensions of introversion

- Learn about your own preferences and gain insights into those you work with

- How start building a highly collaborative culture that is inclusive to introverts

Target Audience

Anyone who wants to understand more about introverts or themselves

schedule Submitted 3 years ago

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