An external focus, on other team members and on the collectieve objective, is a prerequisite for learning together. High stess levels create a narrow focus, so carefully pick the moments to learn together. For instance at the start of a meeting or during a ‘time-out’ with others. Use simple ‘trigger questions’ during meetings:
- What do we leran from ‘this’?
- What could we learn from each other in this situation?
Major ‘blockers’ for collective learning experiences are:
- Insufficient openness among team members;
- No personal gain;
- High workload or time pressure.
Agile settings: Plan a sprint retrospective including the use of the a2Results® Team app.
Prince2 settings: Lessons learned session