Levelling up management: Beyond carrots, sticks, and kumbaya

schedule Jul 20th 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM place EN 307 (C40) people 81 Interested

Management and managers have not gone away with the advent of Agile.

Old-fashioned carrot and stick management may have worked wonders back in the early days of industrialisation, but is woefully inadequate for undertaking complex knowledge work in an uncertain and volatile world.

At the other extreme, dropping all structure in favour of radical self-management — mocked as "everyone gathering around a campfire singing kumbaya" — doesn't instantly lead to effective coördination, let alone organisational success.

In this workshop we explore the state of the art of management with a mix of design thinking and facilitated discussion to uncover rich insights and perspectives into the nature of management, and what a re-boot could look like.

Let's level-up management!

 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Opening 15 minutes

  • Welcome to the session
  • Activity 1: Ice-breaker activity
  • Lightning presentation [Dan]: Simplistic management approaches vs skill, maturity and complexity

Divergence 25 minutes

  • Activity 2: key questions about management and self-management
  • Lightning presentation [Jemma]: What are the integral quadrants?
  • Activity 3: identifying useful approaches using the integral quadrants

Exploration and Convergence 40 minutes

  • Activity 4 [Jemma & Dan]: Facilitated discussion

Closing 10 minutes

  • What did we learn?
  • Next steps: keep the conversations going + training opportunities

Learning Outcome

Content

  • Insight and empathy into a range of perspectives on management and self-management
  • Ideas for levelling up at management and self-management

Structure

  • Practice in divergence, exploration, and convergence
  • Appreciate the value of skilled planning and facilitation

Target Audience

Managers, facilitators, coaches, scrum masters

Prerequisite

Some experience — good and bad, happy and sad — of management and self-management.

schedule Submitted 9 months ago

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  • Hengzhi Shao
    By Hengzhi Shao  ~  7 months ago
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    Hi Daniel and Jemma,

    The information handout ran out at the session, could you share a soft copy somewhere?

    Thanks! :)

    • Daniel Prager
      By Daniel Prager  ~  7 months ago
      reply Reply

      Hi Hengzhi

      If you send me your email, I'll email you a soft copy!


      Cheers


      Dan


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