In Agile, we always attribute unsolvable problems with the teams or leadership to a "mindset change." However, the mindset is developed through systematic thinking, collaboration, and a common vision.
Recently I had a chance to attend the Temenos Effect Gathering in Bangalore, India. The Temenos Effect process is used to develop a learning mindset within the organization. Before I discuss the experience at the gathering, let us take a closer look at the definition of Container.
What is the most authentic thing about humans?
Even though we are substantially alike, the things that mold us are highly contrasting. The
This self-probing activity was a game-changer for everyone, allowing us to go deep into introspection and retrospection (i.e., viewing from different angles), which we hadn't done while making those decisions in the past).
Figure 2. Clean slate
Each of us presented our own stories. Other coaches asked challenging questions that gave us new freedom of thought and helped us solve problems. In a few cases, it also helped us remove the long-term denials and the negative behaviors we had deeply nested in our minds.
True personal visionFinally, the last stage of exercises led us to our own vision for both our personal and professional lives.
I believe this workshop would be important to the journey of any coach, as it helps to define one's own vision and can be a powerful tool to coach leaders and team members about shared vision.