This Skills Matter Online Meetup is... Rituals. Join us as we welcome Sabine Wojcieszak, who will make the case for the difference and why rituals are good for fostering habits
Skills Matter Online Meetup is a virtual meetup on the topics that truly matter to today's developers. At each meetup we are joined by an expert from around the globe to explore topics such as functional languages, mobile development, agile methodologies and machine learning.
THE FORMAT: A 40-minute expert talk followed by a Q&A session.
Today's world is full of challenges - for everyone, everywhere. The complexity and uncertainty of the VUCA world are accompanied by a constant demand for new ideas, solutions, habits, or methods. And it is the people who have to implement these ideas, solutions, and habits or apply all these new methods and tools.
But how can we as individuals, teams, or organizations deal with all these new demands without losing our direction, our values, and our vision, and how can we succeed in this ever faster-spinning world where diverse teams and collaboration are more important than ever?
One step on the path to success is creating and using powerful rituals - for individuals, teams, and organizations.
If you want to use rituals as a powerful tool, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, you need to understand that a ritual is neither a routine nor a habit. This presentation will explain the difference and why rituals are good for fostering habits. Second, you need to learn that rituals are only powerful when they have meaning for people. You can't "buy" rituals off the shelf; you have to develop them yourself or tailor popular rituals to your own needs.
In addition to all the essential information about rituals themselves and how to design good ones, you'll get some inspiring examples of different rituals as a first step to thinking about what might help you and getting started.
Sabine is an expert in collaboration, communication, and leadership. She has been working on these topics with teams and organizations since 1991 in order to make changes more sustainable and to better utilize potential by increasing motivation, self-responsibility, and more fun at work.