Changing the Language of Change

A session at Agile and Beyond 2014

Saturday 22nd February, 2014

11:00am to 11:45am (LMT)

We swim in a sea of language but seem to be drowning in misunderstanding.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in the efforts we make to change ways of organizing work in organizations.

Making common meaning of the language we use when working together takes conscious effort but we typically go about it unconsciously.

In this session we'll examine common patterns of unintended consequences that stem simply from the language we use to describe changes to the way we work. You'll leave with a new model for thinking about language and using it to better effect.

We'll discuss and practice the use of metaphor, mindset and specific practices to create shared understand in and between teams.

After this session participants willl be able to:
Avoid using language that undermines their goals
Recognize opportunities to make unspoken knowledge explicit
Choose the best communication options for different contexts
Hold conversations to clarify intended outcomes

About the speaker

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Andrew Annett

Conversation partisan. Seeking better organization of work. Discovering options for continuous improvement. Deeply curious. Surprisingly pragmatic. bio from Twitter

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Time 11:00am11:45am LMT

Date Sat 22nd February 2014


Room 1, Adoba Hotel Dearborn

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