We were looking forward to the live "Refresher day for Team coaches" of Adjugo. After several online training days, 16 of us met in real life in picturesque Vucht. Remi-Armand, Karen & Jurgen welcomed us in a beautifully restored monastery where the walls breathe history and art.
The red ball, the common thread ... Connectedness
From the start, the common thread of the day turned out to be: throwing a red ball at each other, followed by a question for the other. As a symbol of connection between people when they find each other in real life.
This group of people never met in this 'constellation' before, but they are immediately able to form a self-organizing team for the day. As a participant you will experience the effectiveness of the working methods and insights from all team coaching training days together: now refreshed again, put into live practice, and deepened on this return day.
We have an empty program ...
The first assignment for the newly formed team: put together the day’s agenda. In half an hour the job was done: choosing from the possible workshops, introducing yourself to what helps you to coach your teams or what you want to practice or deepen in a safe environment.
The absolute strength of Adjugo is that on top of the TeamGrowing methods they can offer all their knowledge and many years of practical experience in scrum, lean, kanban, agile,... . This allows them to frame issues in a broad context or, where necessary, to zoom in on specific challenges. You feel that you are in the hands of experts!
Program of the day
1. What are the four crucial steps of quarterly planning?
What does your customer want? Step into the shoes of that customer, get into his thinking and experience of the world.
Effective decisions for large groups
Start with an effective proposal that has emerged from the entire group
The Values Game
What is the undercurrent in a team and how do we get from 'brainstorm to plan'?
An elaboration of team dynamics, combining and extending Tuckman & Lencioni
How can teams get in the way of their collaboration? How can they work better together?
1. Zoom in on ORCS:
ORCS – Open questions, Reflections, Confirmation & Synthesis
1. Getting started with your case in the Klinik method
"We, coaches, are a special species. My insight from the values game exercise is that I'm mainly going to let people explain why they do something, instead of what exactly they do.' – The Game of Values.
"If you want a supported decision for a large group, you have to involve everyone and have them ask questions about the case and have first ideas made. Later, about 3 people work out the proposal by answering the questions asked and being inspired by the many ideas."
– Effective decision making for large groups.
Teams that don't plan to full capacity speed up the most:
"What am I going to do with the remaining balls...? I'm going to invest them; this allows us to follow a training course, further develop our skills, automate our systems.... Next time we will work even faster."
– Quarterly alignment.
"I want to see the work grow, every month, not after 6 months: "It's not because it's a priority that it has to be built first. What can we get that is immediately visible, delivered to the customer; with the least effort?"
– Quarterly alignment.
"The training TeamGrowing gave me a handy toolbox that I use where team bonding is needed, if a team does not yet know each other well. The training had an ideal rhythm, 4 days in total with a few months in between. With this sunny refresher day as the ideal ending. "