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Rachel Conerly and Tim Kelley COS Information Call - Shared screen with speaker view
Mike Herzog
06:19
Sorry, my alarm was snoozing!
Rachel Conerly
19:59
All relevant stakeholders have ownership of and alignment with one another around what they’re going to do and how they’re going to do it.
Rachel Conerly
20:27
That’s the entire system - the operationalizing of this sentence
Rachel Conerly
21:34
The COS works according to the principles of ownership and alignment.
Rachel Conerly
24:59
Ownership is defined as the degree to which people feel that something (a problem, decision, goal, process or outcome) is theirs. Ownership is like getting everybody in the same boat.Alignment is defined as the degree to which people see and understand something (a problem, decision, goal, process or outcome) in the same way. Alignment is like getting everyone rowing in the same direction.
Rachel Conerly
27:30
Here are the Five Elements in the order in which we teach them:Identify the Problem
Rachel Conerly
28:19
Involve all Relevant Stakeholders
Rachel Conerly
29:52
Design and Facilitate Collaborative Meetings
Rachel Conerly
30:42
Form the Collaborative Team
Rachel Conerly
33:46
Create a Collaborative Plan
Rachel Conerly
34:19
Questions?
Rachel Conerly
34:45
Paul: To work in a collaborative environment you need an adult to adult relationship.
Rachel Conerly
35:17
Tim: A Collaborative environment sets up an adult to adult relationship.
Rachel Conerly
36:55
Bruce: Clients going from from Waterfall to Agile.
Andy Swindler
37:13
I’m also noticing compatibilities between COS and Human centered design/Design thinking
Rachel Conerly
39:21
Tim: 1) Agile is a very specific process. It’s a system for creating collaborative development. The COS is not so prescriptive. It doesn’t dictate the process up front. B/c of that, the COS scales better - b/c there’s an interface between COS to the rest of the organization. Rachel: Our Agile trainees say this, “The only thing missing from Agile is the COS."
bruce.milligan
41:07
I think many people working in an Agile environment a drawn to collaborative organizational dynamics. Agile does foster ownership and alignment. But the process are still very prescriptive. I agree that many Agile practitioners would very much like and appreciate the COS.
Rachel Conerly
43:19
Tim: Holocracy is a system that people have heard of. It looks similar on paper. However, in the COS you’re training people to make rapid, unanimous decisions. In Holocracy, it’s the revers. they avoid group decision making at all costs. Th other big difference is that the COS can be used more micro and more macro. You can use the COS for one single decision, one meeting or one project, With Holocracy it’s all or nothing. Also, with the COS you can do collaboration between multiple organizations.
Rachel Conerly
43:51
http://thecos.org/learn-to-collaborate/training-program.html
Rachel Conerly
53:08
Mike Herzog: A measure is how well does it stick? I took the training 5 years ago and there are principles I hold fundamental to my existence.
Rachel Conerly
54:29
The COS makes you intentional.
Rachel Conerly
58:52
Harper Wagner: Impressed by the power of its simplicity; it’s very elegant. Rachel modeled the process beautifully - o&a all along and increasingly sharing more of the power over the process along the way. Really structured. Energy important. 3 major outcomes: 1) I have a go-to approach to solving problems - everywhere in my life, 2) There’s a confidence I have in designing and facilitating collaborative meetings - it’s impressive, and 3) I’ve integrated the principles of O&A throughout my life. I was more implicit in how I operated. Now I’m more careful and explicit.
Rachel Conerly
01:00:16
Lion and Erin - feel free to type your own experience of the COS here.
Andy Swindler
01:02:10
Are there any limits or sweet spots with how many people can engage with COS?
bruce.milligan
01:02:12
Do you all have any ideas or plans about offering COS training to a younger generation? People need to start learning this in their formative young adult years, and be champions of it as they enter the workforce!!!
Rachel Conerly
01:02:26
NEXT CALL: you can ask questions and we’ll give you a new piece of bonus material for free: Thursday, March 21⋅1:30 – 2:30pm ET at this same link: https://zoom.us/j/8289172715
bruce.milligan
01:02:42
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Rachel Conerly
01:04:16
Andy, no limits. No sweet spots. Call me and I’ll share more on this: 919-932-9916.
Andy Swindler
01:04:32
Thanks!
Ana María Salom
01:06:44
Thanks!