AFH 085: Unlearning for Agile Teams with Jessie Shternshus

Jessie Shternshus (@TheImprovEffect) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss how to help teams unlearn past habit and how to help new mental models take hold.

Jessie Shternshus

Jessie Shternshus

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How to approach working with new teams
  • Why sometimes we need to unlearn before we can learn
  • When games and exercises can be used to reinforce new mental models

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