Save valuable time with our do-it-yourself workshops. Each workshop contains a fully prepared string of Liberating Structures to help your team use Scrum more effectively. People who support our mission through patreon.com can download all digital content for free. This benefit starts from $5 USD/month.
How does this help your team?
Seeking safety in groups, our brains have evolved a deep sensitivity to social hierarchy and what is happening in our interactions with others. Our social nature gives us a strong innate need to be seen and heard by others, to belong to a group, and to be treated fairly compared to others.
Superficial task-oriented conflicts aside, most of our conflicts with others begin where those social needs are violated by others — often unintentionally. And this is where the “pinches” (small issues and annoyances) begin. As the pinches continue to build, it eventually results in a crunch, which means the end of a relationship, partnership, or collaboration.
We created this do-it-yourself workshop to make you aware of the Pinch Model for Conflict (Sherwood & Scherer, 1975). It helps you see how conflict builds over time, and how clarifying roles and expectations can help navigate them.
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:
- Appreciative Interviews
- 15% Solutions
This string of Liberating Structures is feasible from 4 participants and onward.
What do you receive?
- A 12-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.