We are all challenged, times are demanding and constantly bring new challenges. You can reward yourself and your team once in a while and do something good for yourself. All the better if this also advances the organization as a whole. That’s exactly what we offer with our interactive online workshop “Self-Management”.
In four varied hours we set impulses for self-reflection and common exchange. Organizational learning included. Curious now? In the following a first taste of the topics!
Finally “saying no” – and thus being able to delimit and focus
Here, the first exciting learning opportunities from the field of agile software development are already being raised: For example, if individual work orders are not clearly defined, or cannot be fulfilled at all, they can and should be rejected. This is what gives the rules of the game their practical meaning. This approach – quite natural in agile software development – is experienced as uncooperative or disruptive in many organizational cultures and must first be practiced and established accordingly.
We pass on the relevant practical tips and experience – because “saying no diplomatically” in order to ultimately achieve goals more quickly has to be learned.
Don’t push yourself – Deal with stress symptoms constructively
Here, findings from brain research stimulate discussion: Humans are creatures of habit and so our “reptilian brain” takes over when stressed and overrules our intellect or cerebral cortex. For this, new, positive experiences and good feelings are needed to be able to turn off the “learned highway” onto new paths.
In the training you have the opportunity to reflect on your personal stress management and to expand your coping options accordingly with helpful tools. Unhelpful behavior under stress becomes visible, more suitable variants are added – and you find it easier to deal with yourself and regain agility!
With changes in personal stress management, the balance between mind, body, and emotion must be established and appropriately useful as a resource. Positive feedback on the new ways of thinking and behaving promotes their anchoring in one’s own actions.
Fail Elegantly – The Crisis as an Opportunity for Successful Learning
In agile software development, somewhat simplified, the potential for failure is narrowed down to the hours worked in a development sprint. If these do not bring the expected customer benefits, adjustments are made or the procedure is changed in the so-called retrospective (i.e. the feedback round after each sprint) according to the motto “inspect & adapt”.
This again relates to the stress management already discussed – while a sprint is being implemented, no heckling from outside is allowed and the team can fully focus on the content work. This promotes stability and takes “non-productive” restlessness out of the team.
Long-time “followers” of the EFQM excellence approach can also see parallels here with criterion 2 – organizational culture and leadership – which in excellent companies refers to the organization as a whole.
Are you ready?
- Read enough to give yourself and your team a half-day of “self-management” to cope with the stress of everyday life?
- Have you always wanted to get to the bottom of your “favorite stressors” and unleash them?
- When it comes to “saying NO,” have you thought of two or three staff members who would support purposeful reflection?
Of course, it’s the right mix for your organization that makes the difference! Contact us and together we will design your customized webinar and bring your team the decisive step further. Because those who manage themselves better are automatically more successful in their dealings with others.
I am happy to cooperate with you!
With autumnal greetings, yours Johann Sauermann
PS: We communicate in our webinars via MS teams and also use an electronic whiteboard. This allows interactive work and the results are documented in a comprehensible way – this has proven very successful in practice. We can also use your individual company software.