As agilists, we know the importance of open, candid feedback for agile teams to be continuously improving, this talk will share how impediments, such as unconscious biases and a per son’s level of self-confidence, can impact the feedback and learning cycle.
Participants will learn:
- Why there are positive and negative reactions when feedback is given
- Difference between a defensive (fixed) and accepting (growth) mindset
- Influence of age, self-confidence and gender bias on mindset
- Other impediments such as prove-it again bias and imposter syndrome that can impact a team member’s ability to provide candid feedback
- Ideas on how to cultivate cultures of psychological safety to encourage feedback
- How agile teams can counteract the negative influences and encourage an accepting and improving mindset by keeping these influences in mind.
- What we can do as an agile community to foster an accepting and improving mindset.
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Light snacks and networking
6:30 - 7:15 PM Presentation by Joanna
7:15 - 7:30 PM Q&A
**** About the Speaker ****
Joanna Vahlsing is a results-oriented portfolio, program, project management, and change leader with a history of leading highly successful teams in enterprise-level and global environments. Currently, she is a Sr. Vice President of Program Management at Centro, an AdTech company headquartered in Chicago.