It is easy in daily life to loose focus of the positive. News, small talk and even Retrospectives evolve around the problems we have. Life is not a Disney movie, right? But what if that is a choice? What if we could create exactly this Disney reality everyday?
Looking at the news, listening to conversations in the coffee kitchen or even participating in a Retrospective: how much space do the positive things take up? In my experience, our focus goes somewhere else: We are conditioned to take in all the bad that happens, all the problems we have, all the hardships we have to take on. That makes it easy to loose faith in improvements. In change that is really meaningful. And the thought of working together in a way that everyone is happy, including not only the teams, but also budget holders and the customers and users? Yeah, real life is not a Disney movie, right? There are tons of negative factors that we would have to eliminate before this could ever happen. Right? But what if not? What if we could create exactly this Disney reality everyday? In this session you will not only get some examples of how appreciation can change the reality of working together. We will also do some activities that let you experience the effect of a positive mindset first hand and that you can use for yourself or with your colleagues at work – and together we will create new ideas of how appreciation can make a difference!