“Being Agile” – Ontological perspectives on Coaching for performance.

I recently attended a very interesting meetup called – “Being Agile” – Ontological perspectives on Coaching for performance. One of the points that stood out about this meetup was that sometimes in our workplaces we forget that we are human. And just the simple things, such as asking someone in your team how they are, can often get overlooked. I think this is something we can all consider; and what is our state of being and the state of those around us. For the more we understand such things the better the work place can be.

Meetup Summary:

Over the years Agile Software Development has become “the way” to deliver value to the clients. While many are reaping the benefits being agile some are struggling to make the transition. This session is designed to help the coaches, change agents and all the participants in the agile journey to explore the “being” part of the agile journey from an ontological perspective.

Ontology is a branch of philosophy focusing on study and nature of ‘being’, now this term is also widely used in social science, computer science, artificial intelligence and in many other fields.

The term is derived from Greek words, “Onto” for existence and “logia” for study, science. In general, ontology focuses on the nature being for everything for example take an apple. The existence of apple can be seen, felt and can be tasted. In the context of managing Agile teams, the session will be focusing on “way of being for people.”

This meetup was presented by Raghav Mithare and the meetup group is Agile Leadership Community
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Extreme Ownership

A really interesting and insightful video on ownership from a ex Navy Seal – Jocko Willink.

Extreme Ownership: In summary, people are not robots and sometimes they don’t do exactly what you say. So sometimes you have to lead and inspire to make things happen. And also without engaging with the team properly and the less input you get on planning; the higher chance it may not be successful.

So involve team members and get them to own their tasks and even the plan. By owning such things they are part of what is being done and should put more effort into it.