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2022-05-11
Julia Harrison14:05:42

Hi everyone, I'm hosting the Project to Product Birds of a Feather group today!

Julia Harrison14:05:43

(find me in the participant list, click Follow, and it'll bring you straight to me πŸ™‚ )

Julia Harrison15:05:36

☝️:skin-tone-2: this has been relevant to some of our discussions πŸ™‚

Nick Eggleston, IT Architect (open to offers)16:05:45

Really curious what @jonathansmart1 has to say when @mail832 asks about the people who show up being the right peope wrt those who want to contribute but don't feel they can for some reason....

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Julia Harrison16:05:37

Hi @jonathansmart1 - if you see this, the question is basically as Nick said. What if the people who show up tend to be a self-selecting group who all kind of look the same and are used to having their voices heard? Do you have any thoughts on how, without 'persuading', we bring in the people who don't feel as confident that their contribution would be heard or valued?

Jon Smart [Sooner Safer Happier]17:05:04

Interesting question @mail832. In what context?

Julia Harrison17:05:15

Ah, sorry, early stages of building a community / coalition of the willing.

Julia Harrison17:05:16

tbh it's a question I have about a lot of agile-adjacent practices. I am so much in favour of self-organising, emergence of leaders, etc. in general. And, a lot of these things assume a level playing field, where the right person feels at least as able to step forward as the confident (but less capable) person.

Jon Smart [Sooner Safer Happier]17:05:27

Thoughts β€’ CoP: open invite, law of mobility, whoever turns up are the right people, and… the 'right’ people need to know about it, there should be multiple channels for learning and feedback (in person, Zoom, internal social media, surveys, sometimes intentionally inviting specific people (flattery), catering to introverts and extroverts

Jon Smart [Sooner Safer Happier]17:05:55

A feedback mechanism that allows people to register interest, even if listen only mode (90%)

Jon Smart [Sooner Safer Happier]17:05:09

Principles: agency and incentive

Jon Smart [Sooner Safer Happier]17:05:10

If there is someone less confident and we think more capable, the person maintains the agency to step forward or not.

Jon Smart [Sooner Safer Happier]17:05:59

Incentives: all of our behaviour is driven by away from threat, towards reward.

Jon Smart [Sooner Safer Happier]17:05:01

Threat avoidance being twice as strong.

Jon Smart [Sooner Safer Happier]17:05:02

Therefore, how can we minimize perceived threat? How can we create incentive?

Julia Harrison17:05:47

> Threat avoidance being twice as strong. Yes, we talked about that. Using FOMO and loss aversion bias to overcome the loss aversion bias attached to another hour writing code or whatever :)

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Julia Harrison17:05:06

So much good stuff in here, thanks Jon for taking time to reply 😊

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Jon Smart [Sooner Safer Happier]17:05:54

Happy to hopefully help. Currently on a train with intermittent reception!

Quinn Daley16:05:15

thank you so much for facilitating this @mail832… combined with several of the talks today I have a really clear gameplan for how to tackle our biggest problems

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