You're a Manager or Executive not a ScrumMaster - what is the role of Leadership in an Agile Organization? You've seen the Dan Pink video on Motivation and are mystified as to how to help.

 
 

Outline/structure of the Session

Cite Gallup in % engagement at work – worldwide 13%.

Disengaged workers out number engaged by 2 to 1 – worldwide and in Canada/US 1.6 to 1. This ignores the workers who’re neither engaged nor disengaged.

 C1 – Moving Motivators Game: https://management30.com/product/moving-motivators/

5 Minutes – explore your own motivations as they stand today.

7 Minutes – discuss with a pair

5 minutes reflect on how Agile Transformation is/will affect your motivators

C2 Theory X/Y

10 Minutes - Introduce Concept, ask the question how many Theory X people do you have (trap); Ask where the real motivation problem lies.

Ask about Drawbacks of Theory Y 

C3 Herzberg – Two Factor

5 Minutes - Explain Motivation vs. Hygiene. Get attendees to classify whether a factor is one or the other.

10 Minutes - Share with them the data from Herzberg’s studies.

Ask audience to create a top 5 list of organizational elements to improve in their workplace, based on Herzberg. Discussion.

C4 Introduce SCARF and Avery Responsibility Process

8 minutes – explain the two models. Avery as a personal model to recognize our own behaviours and take control. SCARF to recognize our selves and also to understand others. When used to understand others emphasize the importance of empathy and not manipulation.

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15 minutes Do a quick role play of several potential leadership behaviors and use the models to understand, the situation and how to play them better.

 

For the role play I model an initial role play with a challenging problem and weak leadership response. Attendees suggest a better response and how we could have handled it. The attendees work at their tables to create their role plays.

Learning Outcome

Understand:

  • Your own motivations
  • Theory X/Y
  • Herzberg's Two Factors and their application to your workplace
  • Discover SCARF and Avery Responsibility Process
  • Practice putting this together in the final role play

Target Audience

Leaders in an Agile Organization; People who're attempting to influence Leadership to work in the best way

Requirements

Projector. 

I will provide handouts

In pinch this could be reduced to 60 minutes.

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