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Tuesday, July 26 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Dealing with Dysfunction – Using couples counselling patterns to manage conflict (Matthew Hodgson) POPULAR

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Asimov's Laws of Robotics help man and machine get along. So, where are the laws that stop teams from hurting themselves either by action or inaction?
Come and learn about the Gottman Method – a psychological research-based approach to creating stronger relationships – and an example of its use with Asimov's Laws of Robotics to deal with agile team dysfunction, strengthen collaboration and help build happier teams. The presentation will help you:
  • Define trust and commitment – applying couples therapy to team and inter-team dynamics
  • Manage conflict over resolving conflict – understanding the critical differences in handling perpetual problems and solvable problems.
  • Create shared meaning – visions, narratives, myths, and metaphors about your relationship with team members.
  • Create emotional investment in the team – strengthening admiration, and expressing appreciation and respect for others.
  • Strengthen team relationship – building empathy by understanding others history, worries, stresses, joys, and hopes.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Applying the 3 Laws of Robotics Pattern at a Retrospective
  • The Gottman Method for managing healthy relationships applied to team dynamics
  • Understanding the psychological aspects that make happy team relationships
  • Identifying and quantifying stress and flooding and teaching your teams to do it themselves
  • Applying the Gottman patterns from relationships counselling to manage team dysfunction
  • How to recognise the physiological aspects of stress and interpersonal conflict
  • How to manage dysfunction versus resolving conflict

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Matthew Hodgson

Lead Partner for Enterprise Agile Transformation, Zen Ex Machina
Matthew has been using psychology to further ICT cultural change goals for 20 years. He is a contributing author to the books 'The Emergence of the Relationship Economy' and 'The Psychology of Aid' and continues to publish in international journals in the fields of psychology on the... Read More →

Tuesday July 26, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Hanover FG