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Wednesday, May 22 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
When Experts Collide- Exploring the Nuance of Team Integration with Popular Drum Beats (john ryskowski)

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When forming a team we look for individuals that possess specific skill sets. To be effective, teams must integrate those skill sets and therein lays the challenge.
Empathy is an important tool in an agile coach’s tool box and the quickest route to empathy is first-hand experience. Wouldn’t it be nice to acquire first-hand experience of the nuances of team skills integration and process the whole event in the duration of a single workshop? Oh, and experience it kinesthetically? Dude!

Playing each part of a drum set is much easier than playing all the parts at the same time and in this session we leverage from that experience. Teams of performers will actually play their part of a drum beat then integrate with other performers playing their parts at the same time. These teams will experience a progression through individual mastery, peer team mastery, integrated team mastery (this is where it gets interesting), integrated team agility, and integrated team stability.

Learning Outcomes:
  • There are two important elements in an agile coach’s toolbox. The first is personal awareness in order to mindfully engage another human or group of humans without emotional attachment. Mastery of this element is a multi-faceted and an ongoing journey. The second element is to bring first-hand experiences to their work, especially if the nuances of that experience have been meaningfully studied and processed.
  • The experiences during this session will be discussed at each phase and more richly processed with the help of assigned observers.
Session Takeaways:
  • Team skills integration is physically contextual, but challenged with emotions
  • Apply a construct that defines steps from individual mastery to integrated team mastery
  • Become highly sensitized to the nuances of team skills integration

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john ryskowski

President, JFR Consulting
Q: What makes all the hardware and software in an Apple store come to life? A: Relevant conversations The problem always boils down to the people, but within those people lies the solution. The solution cannot start without a conversation with the right people in the same room... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
E-2025 (2nd Floor)