Sunday, March 28, 2010

Activation Phenomenon

As soon as I read this passage I knew my participation in groups was going to be different in the future. No longer will I sit quietly/politely at the table not knowing who EVERYONE at that table is and why they are there. No longer will I ask a group that I am leading to participate if I don't first ask them to introduce themselves; Who I Am, Why I Am Here.

You know, this sounds a lot like an Agile stand-up now that I have written it down.

Look Inside!“The researchers called it an ‘activation phenomenon.’ Giving people a chance to say something at the start seemed to activate their sense of participation and responsibility and their willingness to speak up.” Page 108 of The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, 2009.

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