Save valuable time with our do-it-yourself workshops. This workshop offers a fully prepared string of Liberating Structures to invest in the factors that contribute to deep, double-loop learning in your team and organization.
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How does this help your team?
This is a simple illustration of single- and double-loop learning as defined by the organizational theorist Chris Argyris. It is an important part of our book the "Zombie Scrum Survival Guide". Single-loop learning focuses on solving a problem within an existing system that is defined by sets of beliefs, structures, roles, procedures, and norms. Double-loop learning challenges the system, and underlying beliefs themselves. But unfortunately, as our experience grows, we are often increasingly blinded by it to see new options.
Although both types of learning are important for continuous improvement to happen, double-loop learning is important in particular for complex work where teams have to constantly challenge not only how they do the work, but also why. Teams affected by Zombie Scrum tend to limit themselves to single-loop learning and can't benefit from double-loop learning because their existing beliefs about management, products, how to manage people, and how to manage risk remain unchallenged.
We created this do-it-yourself workshop to make your team aware of how different levels of learning are possible. And to help your team learn more effectively by using double-loop learning to challenge their existing ways of working and the system in which that works takes place.
With the instructions in this guide, you should be able to run this workshop smoothly. But if you need help, we can also facilitate this workshop with you remotely. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and pricing.
How does it work?
The PDF outlines a detailed step-by-step 90-minute workshop that relies on Liberating Structures to engage and unleash your team. The string is designed with virtual teams in mind and includes:
- Impromptu Networking
- Conversation Cafe
- 15% Solutions
This string of Liberating Structures is feasible from 4 participants and onward.
What do you receive?
- A 14-page full-color guide (PDF).
- We take you through the flow of the string in great detail. Not only do we explain all the steps involved, but we also explain why they are happening. This should make it easier to design your own strings in the future.
- The instructions support all virtual collaboration tools where you can create breakouts or separate channels occasionally (such as Zoom, GotoWebinar, and Teams). You can set up an additional virtual whiteboard in a tool like Mural, Google Slides, or Miro if you prefer.
- The PDF outlines additional resources and useful reading, both to prepare and to distribute afterward.