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From Contempt to Curiosity, Creating the Conditions for Groups to Collaborate

  • San Diego Room A San Diego, CA (map)

Traditional organizational structures are ill-equipped to deal with volatility and scarce resources. Similarly disadvantaged youth have to deal with volatility and scarce resources in their lives. What if there was a similar process that could teach street youth and organizations in a lean agile way? Caitlin Walker will share how she taught disadvantaged youth a simple method to inquire about their own and one another's resourcefulness until they could collaborate and succeed. She'll show how the skills of exquisite attention and high curiosity can benefit agile teams and culture change.

Clean Language is a very simple set of questions that can give a person and a group that vital sense of autonomy and self-awareness. Done well in a group, the network of interactions and shared mental models means fewer silos and assumptions and greater resilience! Alternating between real life examples and playful practice - we'll get you using clean language questions and jazzed about the potential for companies taking on the Clean way of working.