Applying Social Psychology in building an Agile mindset!

We accept that Agile is a mindset, but majority is not sure about how to influence individuals and teams to build that mindset. 

This workshop is more about understanding different practical techniques to influence and accelerate mindset changes. The techniques discussed are through a Social Psychology and game theory perspective. How do we understand the subtle clues individual or team gives and how do we respond to that. 

The awareness about some of the social psychology learnings and human biases can help leaders and teams to make a change inside-out.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. Set the stage: Agenda and expectations (Check-in)  (10 min)
  2. Introduction : Agile Mindset 
    1. Introduction to Social Psychology 
    2. Introduction to cognitive biases 
  3. Activity to introduce (only for relevant topic), (15 min)
    1. Confirmation Bias
    2. Negativity Bias
    3. False consensus Bias
    4. Abilene paradox
    5. Deindividuation
    6. Bystander effect
  4. Connect this concepts with mindset and how it influence individuals and teams (10 min).
  5. Debrief and Wrap-up (10 min)
    1. What can be done differently to influence mindset with the new learning/ awareness
    2. Some pragmatic and proven techniques to influence mindset.
    3. Question Answers and Feedbacks

 

Learning Outcome

Define Agile Mindset : build a shared understanding

 Introduce the concept of,

1. Social psychology : Social Thinking, Social Influence, Social Relations

2. Cognitive Biases and what is it role in mindset forming ( only handful of biases which are applicable in the context)

3. How these concept work on mindset and how it affect the team and individual

4. Some pragmatic tips for keeping the awareness and to influence the mindset.

 

Target Audience

People who are keen on influencing agile teams ( Team members, Scrum Masters, Line managers)

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