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Frustrated? It is probably your fault.

That’s the title of my talk which has been accepted to the program for the upcoming Devopsdays Amsterdam June 24th, 25th and 26th. The topics I’ll be discussing will be familiar to the attendees of the London Action Science meetup — and to the people who have been diligently reading my session notes — which is that if you want to create change you need to start by changing your behaviour.

For the past few CITCONs I have been leading open space sessions with a very similar theme: “Can’t create change? It is probably your fault”. Those sessions have been great fun, because we get to talk through situations in real time together. My challenge now is how to generate those same kind of ah-ha moments for the audience without building it together in the room.

I’m not sure how I’ll do that yet, but I’m excited to have been accepted and to have the opportunity to give it a go. Hope to see you there!

One Comment

  1. Hendrik wrote:

    I find it hard to deal with this, in an organisation where higher management has a ‘unilateral control’ view. They exude confidence and dominance, more than I do anyway, but I feel we’re both suffering from Dunning-Kruger effect.

    Anyway, I think they consider it their job to plot the course, and find it strange when people in other roles suggest different ways. Those in power are well versed in their management style and may feel less secure, or competent, in a different setting. As it would be irresponsible for a bus driver to assume control over an airplane, it could feel irresponsible to them to change the game into something they’re not good at. How to deal with these factors?

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