Agile Biology. What Aristotle, Dopamine and Darwin have in common
Have you ever looked at children play? Did you ever think about the state they are in? It is a state of commitment, pleasure, concentration, focus, creativity and totally stress free. When looking at teams, we seek many of the same virtues, so the ‘why’ and ‘how’ and ‘what’ of playing is very relevant in the era of self-organizing, short cycled, multidisciplinary teams. This talk takes you into the realm of behavioural biology, and explains about play, the brain, the sympathetic and para-sympathetic system to explain and inspire how to help create an environment where leadership is everywhere, work and play are no longer opposites, and stress is diverted before it has the chance to kick in.
Outline/structure of the Session
Working towards a simple to use small matrix for your everyday life, this talk will first take you through
· The concept, intent of play and the misconceptions around it
· The limbic brain and the neo-cortex, language, behaviour, feelings
· The stress and rest systems and hormones that make your life great or miserable
· How language is the proof of transformation and vice versa
After which there will be a little gift in the shape of a personal reflection helper, that aids to keep the attendee aware of how he or she is using this or not.
1) Be aware of how management and leadership interact with our biological systems
2) Know how to influence these systems in a positive way
3) Get a model to help yourself to improve and stay aware
All Leadership and management, Agile coaches, leaders, scrum masters, HR , and all interested to be more effective in teams.
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