Reflex and Reason – are they Conflicting or Collaborating?

location_city Melbourne schedule Jul 30th 12:15 - 01:00 PM AEDT place EN307 C40 people 31 Interested

We often come into (or observe) situations where the idea is clear, the benefits irrefutable … and yet there is so much push-back.

The reasons for clearly disregarding the suggestion before seriously considering it can be multitudinal and they are very likely to also include biases which can be formed from almost anything – even unrelated events commuting to the office.

In this workshop we will explore why our experiences limit our ability to approach topics differently, and we will explore ways they can be overcome.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • High level overview of System 1 (intuition) & System 2 (analytical thinking) and a few ways they affect our decisions in ways that make no sense!
  • Sharing our experiences of challenges due to the effect of System 1 or 2 playing out
  • Break into groups to discuss scenarios experiences (scenario cards will also be provided to prompt discussion if required)
  • Groups share their learnings with the whole

Learning Outcome

Participants will come away with:

  • Greater understanding about how biases can form
  • Increased understanding of how we all come to decisions
  • Better able to go into situations prepared, when these biases may hold progress back
  • Ability to positively influence teamwork

Target Audience

Product Managers/Owners, Project Managers, Agile Coaches, Change Management Professionals, Scrum Masters, Agile Team Members, Team Leads

Prerequisites for Attendees

This topic is relevant to anyone who is leading in any way (e.g. development lead who has tried to convince the team to adopt pairing), and have experienced challenges getting people to contribute constructively.

Bringing past experiences in to the workshop will enable richer conversation.


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