We recently worked with Derri Evans, an infectious people-leader that likes to step out of the box and look for new ideas and ways of bringing teams closer together. She's fascinated in how to increase people's EQ in and out of the workplace.
Derri recently bought the Westpac Community of Practice (aka the COP) together to go through The Emotional Culture Deck as a group. The Westpac Community of Practice (aka the COP) is a group of 30 Scrum Masters that each lead squads of eight developers within Westpac. The COP ran this session as an experiment in defining and codifying the culture of their COP.
We held a 2.5-hour sprint where each scrum master explored what they individually want to feel and not feel at work. Then worked together as a group to define the collective emotional culture of the COP. We finished the session by considering the behaviours, undesired behaviours and rituals that will reinforce the COP's emotional culture moving forward.
The Scrum Masters are now running Emotional Culture sessions with their squads at working with their people to understand how their people want to feel and not feel at work. Plus how they can conciously shape those emotions to build a more empathetic and inclusive environment.
This is what Derri had to say about using The Emotional Culture Decks: