schedule Oct 4th 11:05 - 11:55 AM place B201a people 9 Interested

A workshop inspired by the game Monikers where you will form teams and be able to move from a feeling of “We’ll never get this done” to “High fives all round!”. By demonstrating and understanding the value of establishing a common language, leveraging each others strengths, iterating, reflecting and most importantly taking what you have learnt and applying it to your work life. You’ll also laugh a lot and have a heap of fun in the process.

I have played this game alot, most recently at BOQ as our team formed and again as new team members joined. The existing team members reflect on how hard it would be for a team member to join the game in Round 3 and what they need to do to get new team members up to speed. New team members cut themselves some slack recognising that it will take time and effort from everyone to have them running at the same pace.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Introduce the game - 10 mins

Play the Game (3 rounds x10mins) - 30 minutes

Reflect on what we've learnt, key learnings and takeaways - 10 minutes

No slides, just the game, score sheets (hey competition always brings out some interesting behaviours) and some thought provoking questions!

Team size will vary depending on the number or workshop participants. A minimum of 5 participants is required.

Inspired by the game Monikers http://www.monikersgame.com/

Learning Outcome

This workshop will allow participants to quickly go through iterations of delivery and encourage reflection on how they felt, their ability to deliver and their understanding of their team mates. They will be able to recognise the challenges faced during the game in their work lives and recognise that continuous reflection, continuing to iterate, working on how we collaborate and building a shared and common language is what's required to be able to deliver well.

Target Audience

Coaches or Leaders who want a great learning or team building activity, People who expect or are being expected to be instantly agile or deliver, People who have been away from working in teams for a while - remember what it's like

Prerequisites for Attendees

No pre requisites required unless the obvious needs to be stated - Be ready to participate and be you!

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