Here is the latest iteration for what SpatzAI does. Our app and framework provides a real-time intervention that safeguards new ideas within teams. Protection from what, you may ask? From the dogmatic naysaying and browbeating that can have a significant negative impact on new ideas and the individuals proposing them. Here are a few ways... Continue Reading →
Start at the End – SpatzAI Behavioral Statement
Matt Wallaert's book Start At The End (summary) is an excellent starter for learning to create an intervention that can be piloted and refined to eventually achieve the desired behavior. Based on the idea that science is a better way to design an intervention than using "marketing madmen" scratching their heads and putting together an... Continue Reading →
Failsafe Button for Teams
In many workplaces, discussions can quickly become heated or uncomfortable, mainly when discussing sensitive topics. This is where having a failsafe "button" or procedure can be incredibly useful.
MICRO-CONFLICT RESOLUTION MEETS PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY
“65% of startup teams fail due to founder conflict” Harvard Professor, Noam WassermanTHE FOUNDER’S DILEMMAS WHAT IS CONFLICT?As humans, disagreement, debate, and negotiation are all natural aspects of our interactions. However, it's how we handle these situations that defines us and determines our outcomes. At SpatzAI, we view disagreement as a healthy aspect of team... Continue Reading →
SpatzAI: A Real-Time Intervention Toolkit for Managing Problematic Behaviors in Teams
As a behavior research novice but with over 20 years of pondering, my primary focus has been designing an effective intervention method to address problematic behavior within teams. Specifically, I have been working on a solution to manage unfair naysaying or browbeating instances, which can stifle collaboration and prevent team members from sharing their ideas.
Rethinking Psychological Safety: Moving Beyond Leaders as the Solution
Workplace spats, disputes and conflicts are common, with over 60% involving employees and managers. Psychological safety is often discussed as a solution to this and many more issues, with most experts recommending that leaders be responsible for fostering this culture.
Start at the End: Knowing How to Address Being Browbeaten
The End that I had some 20 years ago was "knowing how to address being browbeaten." My younger brother was guilty of doing this when I would tell him a radical idea. "Erk!! That'll never work!!". At the time, it seemed we needed a way to address this browbeating behavior.
Psychological Safety – Devil in the Detail
However, talk is cheap, but achieving psychological safety requires more than lofty rhetoric and platitudes, the devil is in the detail. We think it’s going to require pragmatic actions, such as changing the behavioral structure of companies to be more democratic in how we interact and treat each other during difficult discussions.
The Golden Rule Error
The Golden Rule Error The golden rule is a moral principle commonly understood as "treat others as you would like to be treated." This rule is often attributed to Jesus a couple of thousand years ago and has been a central tenet of many religions and ethical systems throughout history. The golden rule encourages individuals... Continue Reading →
Devine Intervention – SpatzAI
Devine Intervention - SpatzAI When it comes to storytelling, it can often feel like no truly "new" ideas are left. After all, we have told stories for thousands of years, and, likely, almost every possible plot point, character arc, and twist ending has been explored at some point. But the beauty of storytelling lies not... Continue Reading →