The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first. Imagine working somewhere with an effective, engaging environment where you can think for yourself and contribute your best work. A place where thinking is encouraged, people listen to your thoughts and diverse views are sought. Using the Thinking Environment (TE) can make this happen even in a complex, fast-paced and frequently changing agile environment.
The TE has found that the single most important thing that affects the quality of our thoughts is how we are treated while we are thinking. Often interactions in meetings don’t encourage the best thinking.
The TE has observed ten behaviours that generate the finest independent thinking. These are known as the ten components. In this meetup we’ll focus on three of these components: attention, equality and ease. We’ll practice using these components in two different applications: Thinking Pairs and Thinking Rounds.
● Improve business by increasing quality of thinking, and effectiveness, of employees at all levels.
● Facilitate meetings and have better results in shorter time.
● Review existing coaching methods to see if applying the components will improve sessions.
● Enhance personal relationships by changing interactions with others.
● Help children/family/friends think well for themselves.
What makes me tick is creating a place where agility, innovation and effectiveness flourish and continuous improvement thrives. I get reward from facilitating moments that challenge the status quo, shift mindsets and create opportunity. We’re all recruited for our skills, talent and knowledge and I enjoy using the TE to unleash these.
I help evolve Agile frameworks as teams grow, products mature and the needs of the business change. The TE is a path to autonomous teams who remove impediments, innovate and produce strong market-leading solutions.
I am a qualified Time to To Think facilitator, ICAgile Certified Professional in Coaching Agile Transitions with a 1st class degree, and PhD, in Physics.
18:00 - 18:30: Arrivals, Welcome & Pizza
18:30 - 20:00: The session
20:00 - 20:30: debrief, closing