People Power - Build teams based on strengths, diversity, purpose and appreciation
One of the principles of the Agile manifesto is build projects around motivated individuals. “Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.”.
However, individuals have different strengths and weaknesses. Our focus shifts quite often on how to improve their performance and how we can “develop” their weaknesses. Science and my personal experience shows that building on the strengths rather than improving our weaknesses will get better results, and not only when we want to build projects around motivated individuals.
But there is a lot more to building a well performing team than putting a bunch of people together with the desired technical skills and improving what they’re not good at. It’s important to understand that a diverse team that uses the strength of the individuals will outperform a homogeneous team with similar skillset.
Research and personal experience also shows that the teams need to be well supported, empowered or appraised. Teams need the environment where they are safe, they have a purpose and their work matters.
Outline/structure of the Session
30 minutes of lecture style presentation
- Introduction of current life experience (both personal and professional), how performance management is misused today
- Find the strengths of an individual
- Building a new team - the advantages of diversity and “soft” skills
- Team bonding ideas - creating an environment where teams can bond
- Team appreciation - how to support the team with empathy and feedback
- building on the strengths rather than improving weaknesses,
- building diverse teams rather than building super smart teams, and
- using empathy, compassion and support to build teams.
Managers and anyone who cares about people
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World of work has broken. According to Gallup in a study conducted worldwide between 2011-2012 - only 13% of employees working for an organisation are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace.
I'll explain why our current standard patterns in management are no longer good enough, and what we can do differently and better. I will showcase a number of modern modern management techniques - popularised by Jurgen Appelo and Management 3.0 - that are fundamentally aligned with lean and agile principles. These will help you get better engagement, better teamwork and make management an easier job.
You will walk away with a number of simple techniques you can use to help initiate teams or projects; change the level of conversation that you will with your peers and team members; and give you a way to build happier teams.