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Scrum Event & Helen Lisowski presents – Stone Soup – Storytelling for better team bonding and collaboration

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Scrum Event & Helen Lisowski presents – Stone Soup – Storytelling for better team bonding and collaboration

Productivity is about doing the right work as effectively as possible. The sooner you and your colleagues can all get on to the same page, the sooner you can start work together. The more aligned you are with each other’s point of view and your shared objective, the faster you will be able to move towards it.

So, is there really a way we can improve these aspects of our working interactions to have a material effect on our productivity?

I think so. I think we should look to the roots of humanity. Human beings are hard-wired to appreciate stories. Not just about how our weekend was, but actually woven into the very fabric of what makes us human. Its not just authors, film-makers and the theatre businesses that care about stories.

Every single one of us needs to be able to listen to and to tell great stories:

– Every leader needs to tell great stories to inspire their staff.

– Executives need to use stories to explain and propagate their vision clearly to investors.

– Sales people need to be able to pitch a good story about their product.

– The call centre staff need to listen and interpret the story the customer is telling them.

These skills are the foundations of influence, of coaching, and of collaborating.

Using a story that is more than 2000 years old I will illustrate how collaboration works, and why the outcome is greater than the individual parts alone.

I will also cover how we need to use stories to build our teams and our tribes.

We will talk about:

Stories we tell about other people

Stories we share about ourselves

Stories we create together as a team

About Helen Lisowski:

Helen Lisowski trains and mentors talented people in the Software Development Industry to build great habits. Using psychology & behavioural science she helps people work to their optimum, at the same time to deliver more value for their organisation. She has been involved in agile for well over a decade from International Corporations to start-ups, and everything in between.

Currently working at NewVoiceMedia Helen has helped transform the agile process from yearly releases to weekly releases. She has been presenting, running workshops and writing for many years now. She blogs at FluidWorking.com and you can find her on Twitter at @helenlisowski.


18:30 – 19:00: Arrivals
19:00 – 19:10: Introductions
19:10 – 20.00: Session Talk
20.00 – 21.00: Networking

Venue Sponsor:

Hosted by Skills Matter who have graciously let us use their space for this event.

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February 19
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Scrum Event