The worldwide cost of attrition and low engagement is upwards of USD 600 billion every year! Surveys by ADP and others have shown that employee engagement levels in India stand at approximately 22% as of 2018. This means as much as 78% of the workforce is not engaged. Think about the tremendous impact we as agile practitioners can make in our organizations, if we increase engagement levels. Even a slight increase in team engagement can result not only in cost savings for the company but also increased performance.

In this workshop we will explore current engagement levels, review the latest research on metrics that influence employee engagement, understand the tremendous and far-reaching benefits of creating a fun, engaging workplace (drawn from research by Amy Edmondson and others) and brainstorm ideas to increase engagement in our teams and our organizations at large.

Through interactive facilitation approaches including 1-2-4-all, 25/10 crowdsourcing, gallery walk and others we will collectively generate ideas for increasing engagement in our teams.

By the end of this session you'll have concrete ideas to carry back to your teams and start implementing all while having a lot of fun!

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

We will start with a quick pair-share to discuss current engagement levels in teams (~ 5 minutes)

We'll explore data on employee engagement levels in India and worldwide. Has engagement decreased with time? We'll look at the negative effects of stress in teams. We'll discuss the tremendous benefits of creating a fun work environment where teams are fully engaged. And we'll learn all this through three different learner friendly games like Myth or Fact, Concept Center, Gallery Walk etc. (~ 25 minutes)

Using liberating structures like 1-2-4-all, 25/10 crowdsourcing, Triz and facilitation techniques such as standing survey, world cafe and others we will come together to brainstorm ideas to increase engagement in our teams. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to carry back valuable actionable ideas for increasing engagement in their teams. (~ 30 mins)

We'll review the work we accomplished and do a gallery walk to see the ideas we brainstormed. We'll share some of the key ideas with each other, ideas that we can carry back to our teams and start implementing right away. ( ~15 minutes)

Q&A - we'll go over any questions/clarifications (~5 mins)

Conclusion (2 minutes)

Learning Outcome

At the end of this interactive workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe the massive worldwide cost of low levels of employee engagement
  • Understand the impact of stress on workplace productivity
  • Generate ideas for increasing engagement in their teams and organizations at large
  • Articulate interactive facilitation techniques like 1-2-4-all, 25/10 crowdsourcing and gallery walk for idea generation
  • Take back to work crowdsourced ideas for enhancing team and organizational engagement
  • Have fun while learning!

Target Audience

Executives, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Team Leads, PMO, Team Members

Prerequisites for Attendees

Bring an open mind and be curious. We're going to learn together and have fun! Everything you need will be provided in the workshop.

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  • Oana Juncu
    By Oana Juncu  ~  1 week ago
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    Hi Arundhati,

     

    Thank you for your submission.

    You mention in your proposal an important number of techniques  you'll use from a selection of Liberating Structure tools  to World Café.

    Can you give more details how can fit into the timing you've mentioned, especially the 30 min time slot when you propose also a World Café.?

    Kind regards,

    Oana

    • Arundhati Dutta
      By Arundhati Dutta  ~  1 week ago
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      Dear Oana,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read my submission! Greatly appreciate it!

      Yes! My idea is that within 30 minutes we'll use at least 5 different approaches drawn from Liberating Structures and World Cafe so that participants not only get to discuss the issue at hand (low engagement levels in our teams worldwide) but also experience various idea generation techniques. At the Agile Alliance Washington D.C. one of the speakers, did the Triz in 3 minute chunks. I'd fit the various techniques into small chunks like that - like 1 round of world cafe for 3-5 minutes, 1 round of Triz - 3-5 minutes, pair-share, abbreviated 1-2-4- all, Standing Survey or Pop Ups (60 seconds). All these can be completed within a few minutes in their abbreviated versions and I feel it would be a very valuable experience for the participants to try out so many approaches which they can then take back to their team. For example, today at an Agile Games conference here in Berkeley, California we played 13 agile games in 75 minutes and debriefed using 5-6 different approaches with each activity lasting a few minutes each.

      I hope it doesn't sound chaotic, I am absolutely confident it will be a fantastic learning experience for participants!

      Thank you!

      Warm regards,

      Arundhati

      • Oana Juncu
        By Oana Juncu  ~  1 week ago
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        Thank you Arundhati, for your helpful answer. I do get now that your intention is creating a vibrating dynamics  - go for fun ;) - by keeping a high pace of exercices proposed.

        Kind regards,

        Oana 

        • Arundhati Dutta
          By Arundhati Dutta  ~  1 week ago
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          Hi Oana,

          Thank you for understanding the intent - you are exactly right, my intent is to create a vibrant and dynamic learning environment filled with high pace and energy. I've been to several workshops like that and they were great learning experiences. I'll make sure that variety doesn't make it chaotic and modulate accordingly.

          Thank you so much again for taking the time to review.

          Warm regards,

          Arundhati