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Talk / Tutorial / Workshop - 30 - 75 minutes

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Summary

Over 3 months John recorded over 75 hours of interviews and spoke to some of the most respected people in the industry to produce an audio documentary that attempts to answer the question “What is safety? And why is it important anyway?”

Full Abstract

 

Over 3 months John recorded over 75 hours of interviews and spoke to some of the most respected people in the industry to produce an audio documentary that attempts to answer the question “What is safety? And why is it important anyway?”

This highly interactive talk will present the findings and guide and challenge you through a journey to understanding safety. Including short interactive sessions and role play exercises to cover the following topics:

  • What is safety?
  • What are the elements that make a team effective?
  • Is psychological safety the foundation to team performance?
  • What can we all do to help foster psychological safety in our teams?
  • What is the relationship between safety, stress and engagement?
  • What is the profound impact of a lack of safety and engagement on society?

This talk has grown as John created the new podcast The Agile Path. The first season on this podcast is about safety in teams. John has interviewed world renowned specialists in the field; Christopher Avery, David Marquet, Jerry Weinberg, Esther Derby, Johanna Rothman, Woody Zuill and many more in over 75 hours of audio. This has been a fascinating deep dive learning experience for John and he hopes to explore these insights with the audience.

Learning Outcomes

  • ‍Understand the definition for psychological safety and explore it's meaning.
  • Understand the five facets of an effective team.
  • Understand why psychological safety is foundational to team effectiveness.
  • Understand some of the key signs of unsafety in teams.
  • Understand the relationship between safety, workplace stress and engagement (using the JD-R model)
  • Understand the impact of low safety, low engagement workplaces on wider society.

Notes for Organisers

This is to give organizers a better grasp of the sessions structure, but not intended for inclusion in show notes etc.

Link to slides

This is flexible and will vary depending on the time available and the location.

What safety is - ~15 mins

This is a presentation with a bit of discussion with the audience.

  1. Introduction, who I am and the background of the subject.
  2. Introduction to Google's Aristotle project.
  3. The 5 facets of psychological safety (the outputs from Project Aristotle)
  4. Definition of psychological safety

What safety / unsafety feels like ~20 mins

This is the interactive bit, people will be invited to various exercises in their seats and on "stage".

  1. Introduction to the foundational ideas of improvisation.
  2. Warm up exercise, Mirroring, the group work in pairs to mirror one another's facial expressions and hand / arm movements, without speaking.
  3. Improvisation exercise to create a safe collaborative environment. This is a highly interactive session based on the improv game "String of Pearls".
  4. Discussion of how the session worked and how we might apply this to our teams. - Engagement, autonomy, collaboration, synergy.
  5. Paying attention; what it means in this context and why (to me) it's the foundational practice for fostering safety.

Why it really matters - ~10 mins

This is a presentation with a bit of discussion with the audience.

  1. A discussion of what engagement is, and the recent Gallup results for the US workforce.
  2. Looking into workplace stress, and the recent Stress in America results from the APA.
  3. Exploring the relationship between Safety, Engagement and Workplace Stress using the JD-R model from Arnold Bakker.
  4. Closing

Where can I see this session?

Upcoming Conference
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Past Events

Agile Prague 2017

Agile Prague

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Prague

)

September 12, 2017

Conference

Velocity 2017

O'Reilly

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New York

)

October 3, 2017

Conference

Agile Tour Lithuania 2017

Agile Tour Lithuania

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Vilnius

)

October 12, 2017

Conference

AgileDC 2017

AgileDC

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Washington

)

October 16, 2017

Conference

Agile Tour London 2017

Agile Tour London

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London

)

October 20, 2017

Conference

Scrum Gathering South Africa 2017

SUGSA

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Cape Town

)

November 9, 2017

Conference

Agile Testing Days 2017

Agile Testing Days

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Berlin

)

November 14, 2017

Conference

Lean Kanban France 2017

Lean Kanban France

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Paris

)

November 29, 2017

Conference

OOP 2018

SIGS DATACOM

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Munich

)

February 5, 2018

Conference

Where have you already presented this session?

Upcoming Conference
Upcoming User Group
Past Events

Agile North East (Newcastle) / August 2017

Agile North East

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Newcastle

)

August 8, 2017

User Group

Agile Derby / July 2017

Agile Derby

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Derby

)

July 17, 2017

User Group

Agile Coaching Exchange London / June 2017

Agile Coaching Exchange London

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London

)

June 21, 2017

User Group

Agile in the City: London 2017

Software Acumen

(

London

)

June 16, 2017

Conference

Agile in the City: London 2017

Software Acumen

(

London

)

June 15, 2017

Conference

Music City Agile 2017

Music City Agile

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Nashville, TN

)

May 31, 2017

Conference

South Wales Agile (Cardiff) / May 2017

South Wales Agile

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Cardiff

)

May 25, 2017

User Group

Agile Manchester 2017

Software Acumen

(

Manchester

)

May 12, 2017

Conference

Agile & Beyond 2017

Agile and Beyond

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Ypsilanti, MI

)

May 4, 2017

Conference

Agile Practitioners London / April 2017

Agile Practitioners London

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London

)

April 20, 2017

User Group

Lean Agile Edinburgh / April 2017

Lean Agile Edinburgh

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Edinburgh

)

April 18, 2017

User Group

Agile Yorkshire (Leeds) / April 2017

Agile Yorkshire

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Leeds

)

April 12, 2017

User Group

Agile Nottingham / March 2017

Agile Nottingham

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Nottingham

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March 22, 2017

User Group

Agile Sheffield / March 2017

Agile Sheffield

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Sheffield

)

March 15, 2017

User Group

Lean Agile Warrington / March 2017

Lean Agile Warrington

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Warrington

)

March 1, 2017

User Group

Lean Agile Birmingham / February 2017

Lean Agile Birmingham

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Birmingham

)

February 8, 2017

User Group

Agile in Leeds / January 2017

Agile in Leeds

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Leeds

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January 24, 2017

User Group

Lean Agile Manchester / January 2017

Lean Agile Manchester

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Manchester

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January 18, 2017

User Group

Agile Coaching Exchange London / June 2017
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June 21, 2017
Agile Coaching Exchange London / June 2017
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June 21, 2017
Agile Coaching Exchange London / June 2017
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June 21, 2017
Agile Coaching Exchange London / June 2017
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June 21, 2017
Agile Coaching Exchange London / June 2017
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June 21, 2017
Agile Coaching Exchange London / June 2017
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June 21, 2017
Agile Practitioners London / April 2017
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April 20, 2017
Agile Practitioners London / April 2017
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April 20, 2017
Agile Practitioners London / April 2017
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April 20, 2017
Lean Agile Edinburgh / April 2017
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April 18, 2017
Agile & Beyond 2017
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May 4, 2017
Agile & Beyond 2017
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May 4, 2017
Agile in the City: London 2017
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June 15, 2017
Agile in the City: London 2017
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June 15, 2017
Agile in the City: London 2017
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June 16, 2017
Agile in the City: London 2017
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Agile in the City: London 2017
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Agile in the City: London 2017
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June 16, 2017
Agile in the City: London 2017
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June 16, 2017
Agile in the City: London 2017
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June 16, 2017
Agile in the City: London 2017
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June 15, 2017
Agile in the City: London 2017
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June 15, 2017
Agile in the City: London 2017
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June 15, 2017
Agile Manchester 2017
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May 12, 2017
Agile Manchester 2017
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May 12, 2017
Agile Manchester 2017
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May 12, 2017
Agile Manchester 2017
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May 12, 2017
South Wales Agile (Cardiff) / May 2017
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May 25, 2017
South Wales Agile (Cardiff) / May 2017
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May 25, 2017
South Wales Agile (Cardiff) / May 2017
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May 25, 2017
South Wales Agile (Cardiff) / May 2017
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May 25, 2017
South Wales Agile (Cardiff) / May 2017
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May 25, 2017
South Wales Agile (Cardiff) / May 2017
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May 25, 2017
Music City Agile 2017
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May 31, 2017
Music City Agile 2017
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May 31, 2017
Agile Nottingham / March 2017
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March 22, 2017
Agile Nottingham / March 2017
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March 22, 2017
Agile Nottingham / March 2017
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March 22, 2017
Agile Yorkshire (Leeds) / April 2017
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April 12, 2017
Agile Yorkshire (Leeds) / April 2017
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April 12, 2017
Agile Nottingham / March 2017
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March 22, 2017
Agile Yorkshire (Leeds) / April 2017
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April 12, 2017
Agile Yorkshire (Leeds) / April 2017
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April 12, 2017
Agile Yorkshire (Leeds) / April 2017
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April 12, 2017
Agile Yorkshire (Leeds) / April 2017
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April 12, 2017
Agile Nottingham / March 2017
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March 22, 2017
Agile Nottingham / March 2017
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March 22, 2017
Agile Nottingham / March 2017
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March 22, 2017
Agile Nottingham / March 2017
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March 22, 2017
Agile Sheffield / March 2017
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March 15, 2017
Agile Sheffield / March 2017
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March 15, 2017
Lean Agile Warrington / March 2017
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March 1, 2017
Lean Agile Manchester / January 2017
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January 18, 2017
Agile in Leeds / January 2017
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January 24, 2017
Agile in Leeds / January 2017
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January 24, 2017
Agile in Leeds / January 2017
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January 24, 2017