Break Out of the Box:; Smash Your Way to Inner Awesomeness

Do you feel like you have to conform to someone else's view of who you are or what you do? Do you long for a way to break free? Are you feeling stuck? Are you keeping yourself from where you truly want to be? Do you want to smash something? If you answer yes to any of these questions, this session is for you.

One of the biggest challenges in changing organizational culture is the "boxes" people are stuck in. In a vicious cycle, organizations reinforce those boxes through their cultures and processes! As we shift organizations toward more agile cultures the people we placed in those boxes are then stuck, and often seen as resisters. I believe with help they can learn to look outside their boxes and become more open to possibilities.

This interactive workshop introduces the concept of identifying those places we find ourselves held back from being awesome, and learning how to break free from those places! Then it provides next steps/resources, so participants can forge ahead with their own personal "box breaking". We see this as an opportunity for participants to break away from tradition and expectation - rather than focusing and fostering ways to be good where we ARE, we'll challenge participants to see where they COULD BE, should they leave convention behind.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

5 why are we here

20 Cocktail party. mingle, identify a few points about other attendees.

10 Debrief cocktail party: what did you learn about others; what boxes came up, how did roles, departments, organizations show up

20 Values, pair up, then do worksheet, debrief with group

20 what are your dreams and what gets in your way

10 Box identification

15 Break

40 introduce box guided journey and debrief

10 box smash

10 bringing it home: how do you stay out out of box

20 celebration (state intention) and dance party

Learning Outcome

Using a box analog attendees can explain how labels and assumption drive behavior. i.e. when I stay in the tester box...

Attendees can name "boxes" they step into and how the boxes limits them

Attendees demonstrate tools and techniques they will use to stay out of the box

Target Audience

All levels

Prerequisites for Attendees

Attendees should come with an open mind and be willing to share.

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  • Lynn Winterboer
    By Lynn Winterboer  ~  4 months ago
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    Hi - Thanks for submitting to Mile High Agile!  Are you able to provide the worksheet you refer to in the outline? And, the slides don't appear to correlate to the topic (or did I miss something?)


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