Work like you are playing a game! - learning from your favourite sports team

A good team can do wonders. But those of us who have worked in teams know one thing- working in teams is not easy!  And on top of it, we are expected to be winning teams!

Winning teams hmmm… that makes me think... can we look at sports teams and see what it really means to be a winning team??

While it is true that sports is different from delivering projects, there are similar challenges...targets, super hero attitudes, demotivated team members, performance pressures, uncertainties, .... and looks like, some sports teams handle them better than the others! smile. So are there things we can learn from them?

In a good sports team, individuals with different skills, background, attitude, emotional quotient, communication skills, body language, come together, complement each other and deliver as a unit. How does this happen? What makes such a unit tick? Is it the team or is it individuals? Is it a great captain or is it a self-organized team? Is it skills or is it attitude? What role does a captain or a coach play? What about preparation? ...

In this session, we are going to explore a few important aspects of a winning team which make them click. And from them, we'll derive, key learning which when applied to scrum teams make them reach the next level!

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Establish the connection- what is common between sports teams and scrum teams? (5 mins)
  • Key characteristics of a winning team- what are the aspects of a good sports team which makes them click? (15 mins)
  • Key learning applied to scrum teams-  some key learning which when applied to a team can make their performance go to the next level. (15 mins)
  • Summary (5 mins)
  • Q&A (5 mins)

Learning Outcome

Specific things teams, scrum masters, coaches and organizations can learn from sports teams to take team and organization performance to a different level.

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Teams, Coaches, management, leadership

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