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Exercise:

Peer mentor

Discover the wisdom in your crew.

Assign a facilitator & a timekeeper.

Please read the exercise aloud.

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Results

Learn something new from a crewmate.

Setup

Form pairs.

If you are an odd number of team members, one is the timekeeper.

Now each of you thinks about a micro skill he or she wants to learn from their partner.

Example

This micro skill should be job-related and formulated in the form "subject + verb".

  • understand git-branching,
  • select color combinations,
  • or formulate a friendly rejection.

Please take 5 minutes of your time. It is more important that you learn something than what exactly you learn.

Process

2 rounds of 7 minutes each.

Your partner now has 7 minutes to teach you this micro skill. You can use all available means and media. And of course you are welcome to ask for more information.

After the initial 7 minutes you switch and teach your partner their desired micro skill.

Bonus:

Do not worry if your expert enough for this.

Trust your intuition and explain the first thing that comes into your mind.

And go!

Reflection

Take a moment before sharing your experience:

  1. How did it feel to learn something new?
  2. What would you like to learn next from a team member?
  3. How did it feel to pass on knowledge?
  4. What do you take with you from this exercise?

Take a few notes if you like.

Make sure that everyone gets a chance to speak.

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