Last week I had organised a workshop for the team. It was about Project management.
The whole thing came about because we have an inconsistent approach to PM in the wider team. That inconsistency makes hard work for all of us.
we cannot easily see who is working on what
You might say, a classic resource management issue. Actually it is not. The team leaders have a very good understanding what the workload of their guys is and what they can add or what has to wait. No, the issue is different. The people in the other teams don’t know that workload and as such their expectations to get things done is not matched by possible actions.
Last week I attended a short workshop. My expectations were more on the curiosity side than anything else. The workshop’s premise was
people are happiness seekers
people are social
people want to be good
That resonated with me well as I strongly believe people are inherently trying their best. Now after an introduction by Niki Harre (University of Auckland) she organised an impromptu role play. There were 3 groups of 4 people and they were asked to come up with ideas for a birthday party for a 5 year old.