Motivational Rules of Thumb for Coaching Engaged Teams

Agile Auckland
Agile Auckland
Public group
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How do we diagnose challenges in teams that lead to disengagement? What is our starting point for increasing engagement and sustaining high performance?

Doug Maarschalk will use this session to take us through the factors that truly motivate, Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose, and how to use these to frame coaching conversations and as a rule of thumb to help teams work together more effectively.

We’ll hear stories from Doug’s experience and engage in some practical exercises to make this applicable to our own work context.

Doug Maarschalk is a consultant who guides leaders and teams to consider other ways of thinking and acting to become more effective. He uses the Self-Determination Theory (popularized by Dan Pink’s ‘Drive’) and Dave Snowden’s Cynefin Framework to help people understand what motivates them and how to make sense of their environment as a starting point to adapt to challenges in the workplace.

Doug has worked in Agile and non-Agile environments and is currently working to support Agile Coaches lift team capability at Spark. He has also worked with leaders and teams at Westpac, Zespri International and Bay of Plenty Regional Council to name a few. He is based in Christchurch after moving from Tauranga with his wife and two children in July 2019. When not geeking out on the workplace applications of some theory or framework, he enjoys exploring pain at the local CrossFit gym and creating tasty morsels on his Weber BBQ.