Last week, on Saturday, the 22nd of October 2016, we concluded yet another episode of Agile Coffee Talk. We were very happy to see many of our old friends again and were very excited to make new ones as well!
The core theme of the Coffee Talk like before was Agile Transformation. But this time we touched upon Change management as the flavor in our sessions.
Soma Mohanty facilitated a very engaging workshop on Lean change Management. Her this workshop was inspired from a larger workshop that her mentor Steven M Smith conducted. Through this workshop we were made to experience how change feels at various levels and at various phases, and how it is actually possible to bring a sustainable change. One of the key takeaways from Soma’s session is that to make change happen, a leader has to believe in it and become a part of it instead of just following it. Our audience summarized it perfectly by quoting Mahatma Gandhi – “Be the change you wish to see in this world”
Our guest speaker Guruprasad Krishnan shared his perspective of bringing about change as a Coach. In fact, he took a step back and spoke about the change in mindset that Coaches have to bring for themselves before they set out to bring change in teams and enterprises. One very interesting concept Guru shared was that of the Karpman Drama Triangle, and how the main participants of any transformation journey (namely the teams and the change agents) can represent this drama triangle! Success comes by staying out of this triangle and focusing on team strengths more than their weaknesses and Agility more than Agile Frameworks.
To emphasis further on the role a change agent plays in a transformation journey, Deepak Gururaja presented a very interesting session. For those of you who don’t know, Deepak is very popular for giving out messages through game plays! And that is what he did even in this session that was inspired by a book titled Quiet Leadership by David Rock. He took the participants through the roles of a Mentor, a Coach, a facilitator and a Consultant and showcased how a change agent has to wear these hats interchangeably at various stages of transformation.
We thank all our participants for attending Agile Coffee Talk and hope that we will meet again very soon!
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