Resilient Systems Require Resilient People

Resilient Systems Require Resilient People

Config Management Camp 2017

Abstract: Building resilient systems is what we do and we do it well, but how much time do we spend working on our own personal resilience? In the ever changing world of technology, how do we ensure we are flexible, adaptable and resilient in the face of challenges and setbacks? In this talk we’ll look at ways in which we can improve the resilience of our organisations, our teams and ourselves. Because if your team isn’t ready for change, your platform isn’t either.

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Hannah Foxwell

February 07, 2017
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    @cfgmgmtcamp @HannahFoxwell “YOU ARE NOT IMMUTABLE. YOU ARE NOT HIGHLY

    AVAILABLE. YOU ARE EPHEMERAL.” - OLIVER WOOD
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    @cfgmgmtcamp @HannahFoxwell “PEOPLE ARE MORE DIFFICULT TO WORK WITH THAN

    MACHINES. AND WHEN YOU BREAK A PERSON, HE CAN’T BE FIXED.” RICK RIORDAN THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH
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    @HannahFoxwell @cfgmgmtcamp TIME MOTIVATION UNINFORMED OPTIMISM INFORMED PESSIMISM HOPEFUL REALISM

    REWARDING COMPLETION THE WELL OF DESPAIR THE EMOTIONAL CYCLE OF CHANGE
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    @cfgmgmtcamp @HannahFoxwell RESILIENCE IS NOT A TRAIT THAT EITHER PEOPLE

    HAVE OR DO NOT HAVE. IT INVOLVES BEHAVIOURS, THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS THAT CAN BE LEARNED AND DEVELOPED IN ANYONE. - AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
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    @HannahFoxwell @cfgmgmtcamp EXTERNAL LOCUS OF CONTROL OUTCOMES ARE OUTSIDE OF

    YOUR CONTROL – DETERMINDED BY “FATE” AND INDEPENDENT OF YOUR HARD WORK OR DECISIONS OUTCOMES ARE WITHIN YOUR CONTROL – DETERMINED BY YOUR HARD WORK, ATTRUBUTES AND DECISIONS “THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE.” “THIS FEELS IMPOSSIBLE RIGHT NOW, SO I’LL TAKE SOME STEPS TO UNDERSTAND IT BETTER.” INTERNAL LOCUS OF CONTROL
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    @cfgmgmtcamp @HannahFoxwell TRUST AND AUTONOMY INTERNAL LOCUS OF CONTROL RESILIENCE

    TOP DOWN MANAGEMENT EXTERNAL LOCUS OF CONTROL WELL OF DESPAIR CULTURE
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    @cfgmgmtcamp @HannahFoxwell CARING, LISTENING AND SUPPORTING • YOUR TEAM •

    YOUR PEERS • YOUR MANAGER • YOUR COMMUNITY • YOUR FAMILY • YOUR FRIENDS
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    @cfgmgmtcamp @HannahFoxwell RESILIENT TEAMS • SUPPORT EACH OTHER • TRUST

    PEOPLE AND GIVE THEM AUTONOMY • PROVIDE A SENSE OF PURPOSE • FOCUS ON THE OPPORTUNITY • BE OPTIMISTIC AND CONFIDENT IN THE FACE OF SETBACKS • BUILD A COMMUNITY
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    @cfgmgmtcamp @HannahFoxwell YOUR RESILIENCE • PRACTICE MINDFUL MEDITATION • TAKE

    BREAKS • OBSERVE YOUR THOUGHTS • LOOK AFTER YOUR HEALTH • TALK ABOUT IT!