Have you ever felt like your team’s continuous improvement is stalling, and all the best attempts of running effective retros don't get them to a higher performing state?
Teams that avoid conflict at all costs or even just feel uncomfortable embracing conflict have a big problem. They will sweep things under the carpet to not rock the boat. And often it doesn’t even matter if the boat is smoothly sailing or in trouble already. Hence, even game changing ideas end up under, instead of on the carpet, and can hence prevent amazing technical, product, and process improvements.
The reason for this behaviour is that people and whole teams fear conflict, as they don’t know how to deal with it. A team in harmony is a good thing after all, right? Wrong!
In this session we will address why you want conflict in your teams, healthy conflict of course, but conflict nevertheless. We’ll present useful strategies and tools on how teams and individuals can get in touch with conflict. You will learn how to utilise these strategies and tools for better outcomes and a much better team culture, too (even if the latter sounds counterintuitive).
So come along to be slightly pushed out of your theoretical comfort zone and learn to make (healthy) wars, not (only) love!