Laughter a Hidden Gem for Team Success

Are your agile teams struggling with committing to sprint objectives? Are they struggling with conflict? Are they struggling aligning with each other? Is the stress rising when you get close to that deadline? Do they feel they are not at a sustainable pace?

Research has shown that leaders who’s brainwaves are in coherent states not only demonstrate higher productivity, but those with the strongest coherence also entrain the brainwaves of colleagues the same levels.

Laughter is one of the quickest way for individuals, and team to reach coherence. Learn how to harness laughter and play to positively disrupt habitual behavior, boost levels of innovation, engagement, and creative problem-solving, and forge team coherence in the face of high stress.

No experience necessary, just a willingness to step out of the box. Are you ready? Come PLAY!!!!!

Join Joanne and Barton as they provide a slice of their one-day workshop: Laugh to F'in' Freedom to learn how we can utilize laughter to help create high performing teams.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Mingle - ask each other question - What would Laughter invoke in a team?

Brief Background of Laughter and speakers experiences with teams and individuals.

Debrief Audience - What impacts have they seen when laughter is around or absence of laughter?

Invoke Laughter via techniques they can use with their teams

Debrief - What is currently here? What can a team do from this perspective state? How could this be used within your team? Discuss amongst themselves.

Have members invoke laughter in the session (try it out).

Debrief with group - their findings.

Final Activity: Sealing the deal. The culmination of what is learned will be revealed and audience members will have experienced the importance of laughter and what they can do to invoke it in their teams.

Debrief & Conclude.

Learning Outcome

Laughter in teams can bring deeper connections, can “re-set” a team after stressful situations, it is something we are all born with and can do. Laughter is a great tool to help teams get to that next level of high performing team.

Laughter can be invoked in many different ways and is highly contagious. This session will give you tools as to how to create laughter. One authentic laugh is all you to make it contagious in a group.

Minimally, you will laugh or enjoy the sound of laughter in the room. A great re-set for the rest of the days sessions at TAC!

Target Audience

Agile Coaches, Leaders, Scrum Masters, Managers

Prerequisites for Attendees

No previous knowledge is required. You have it all within you !

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  7 months ago
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    What problem might attendees be facing for which laughter would help them? Are you expecting them to already be convinced they need more laughter? How will they connect laughter to Agile software development?

    The abstract is the place where you sell your session to the right prospective attendees. Help them recognize themselves and their situation, and tell them what benefits they'll get by attending. Give them enough information about the content to convince them that they'll get that benefit.

    The outline/structure is the place where you sell your session to the reviewers. Help them recognize that you'll deliver on your abstract. Give them details about the content and the way that you'll present it to convince them that you'll do a good job.

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