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The Six Team Agreements to have psychologically safe meetings

Me (Wendy): “Other than Modern Agile’s suggestion on asking everyone to be CLEAR at the beginning of each meeting, there is another team agreement proposed by Dr. Amy Edmondson, also done at the beginning of each meeting. It is to ask the team to agree to the following six things: 1) We hold all stories…

How to CLEARly have psychological safety at meetings

Bob: “Well, Wendy, what do we need to do to start building psychological safety?” Me (Wendy): “Good question. There are a number of ways. According to Modern Agile, we can establish meeting safety when we begin a meeting by agreeing to be CLEAR.” Bob: “What do you mean by agreeing to CLEAR? Aren’t we always…

Want to have better meetings? Start practicing psychological safety

Me (Wendy): “Bob, you’re so correct about the fear cultures that some management think it’s necessary to propel people to work hard, but in effect, it stifles innovation, creativity, and collaboration. According to Dr. Amy Edmondson (professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School who came up with the term psychological safety), in order…

How to recognize the signs of lack of psychological safety in your teams

Bob: “Peter brought up the video team thrashing, eh?” Me (Wendy): “Yes. We initially started talking about the upcoming facilitation workshop, but it led to that and psychological safety.” Bob: “So, did he understand what it means?” Me: “No, but I did give him the definition – it’s the freedom to express ideas and opinions…

Do you want to liberate your meetings from staid agendas?

Me (Wendy): “Now that we’ve covered the first 10 minutes, the rest of the meeting will be following the agenda. However, there’s an art of doing that which is not just calling out each agenda item. Again, it’s back to the facilitation skills. The meeting host or the facilitator will guide people through the agenda…

Want to be a Better Meeting Host? Up-level your facilitation skills

Bob: “Wendy, I want to make it clear that meeting hosts nowadays need to be skilled in facilitation techniques. They are essentially facilitators, not just meeting hosts who follow an agenda and collect a list of action items at the end. Facilitators take time to design the flow of the entire meeting to ensure the…

How to easily set the stage for more successful meetings

Bob: “I’m back, Wendy. Want to continue?” Me (Wendy): “Sure!” Bob: “Let’s tackle what we have to do during the meeting. Any meeting has to have a beginning, a middle, and an end, like any good movie. We need to be intentional about what we do in each of these sections. Things have to be…

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