The famous quote from H.E. Luccock - “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it" strongly resonates in our mind advocating the need of building strong effective teams. Similarly, Michael Jordan once said: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships”. Whether its a basketball ground, F1 racing pit or the battleground of infantry battalion of our army men, what are some of the common attributes of these ultra performing teams ? Going straight to the Individual and Interactions manifesto, this talk takes a deep dive on both these very important sauce ingredients of teams recipe. An Individual is a complex dynamic entity reflecting its needs, core values, belief systems and cognitive biases. Similarly, interactions represents an individual's expressions to the outer world and reinforced feedback message back to the inner self. Maslow's 5 stage model defines the 5 levels of an Individual needs and they all need to be well addressed to forum strong teams. This talk connects the Maslow's model with Patrick lencioni's 5 dysfunctions of Teams to uncover some core attributes of Team Behaviour. The cohesiveness of a team also depends on its members bonding and hence, the need of understanding the basic personality type before applying the common vanilla norming. We will be leveraging and exploring the Myers-Briggs Dichotomies to uncover 16 types of personalities and sharing some Agile games on ice breaking and reflecting. More to come with this Talk..


Outline/Structure of the Presentation

- Quick context setting with the Power of Teams

- Individual and Interactions Manifesto and focus on Team Development

- Deep Dive on Individuals

  • Types of Cognitive Biases
  • Core belief and Value System
  • Attitude and Behaviour relation
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Patrick leioncini's 5 team dysfunctions

- Deep Dive on Interactions

  • Verbal Expression to the external world
  • Non verbal expression to the external world
  • Internal mind chatter and self reinforcing message to inner self
  • Johari window model as coaching tool
  • Rewards and Recognizing mechanism for intrinsic motivations

MBTI Personality Types and forming diverse Teams

Empirical feedback mechanism

Summary and Conclusion

Learning Outcome

  • Cognitive Biases
  • Johari Window model
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs correlation with Patrick lencioni's 5 team dysfunctions
  • Myers-Briggs Dichotomies and 16 personality types
  • Carl Jung's Psychological Types
  • Agile Games for Team Development

Target Audience

Agile Coaches, Change Leaders, Delivery Professionals, Scrum Masters, Product Owners,

Prerequisites for Attendees

-- Strong Belief on the power of "Team Work" than Individual silo work and never ending attitude towards building strong high performing teams !

-- Open Mind



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