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4 components of an agile startup mentality

4 components of an agile startup mentality

Leo Brehm, learning evolution officer at Central Massachusetts Collaborative, has identified four components of the agile start-up mentality required for innovation:

  1. Teaming: Identify essential people for a project and quickly determine one another’s expertise so the team can work together productively.
  2. Psychological safety: Create an environment where people feel comfortable that they can share ideas without fear, Brehm says.
  3. Growth mindset: “The ability to prototype, fail, try again and present those findings,” Brehm says.
  4. Asking the right questions: Better questions guide better design, Brehm says. In the context of education, it involves “developing the right questions to meet the outcomes of the curriculum.”