Reality. The Oxford Dictionary defines reality as “The state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. A thing that is actually experienced or seen…”1 Reality is a word that’s getting a lot of traction these days, most recently in the area of what constitutes news. Discussions over news literacy – what is real and what is fake and how to determine the difference are cropping up everywhere2. How-To guides on developing critical thinking skills to evaluate news in the digital era are commonplace in the education arena and are making their way into the mainstream.3 Recently established programs, such as The Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University School of Journalism4, focus on the blurred lines between what is considered legitimate journalism, and entertainment, self-promotion, and unmediated information found on the Internet.

Which brings us to this month’s Agile Attractor5, Reality Wins.

3Back Agile Attractors: Reality WinsTo us, reality isn’t an afterthought; it’s an ingrained habit of supportive thought. Like our name 3Back implies, we consciously take three steps back from a known center to observe, adjust and act. As a Well-Formed Team™6, we give great value to observations as our driving force in our organization – in how we train, coach, consult and write. Our work is foundationally grounded in observational knowledge. It is anchored in reality.

To find out more about our Agile Attractors, read Bias for Action, Laugh Often and SmileAvoid and Eliminate Confusion, KISSNo Head Works Alone, Quality Products at a Sustainable Pace, Pride in CraftsmanshipEveryone Engaged, Clean Up, and One Bite At A Time.

Chicago Scrum 3.0 Conference June 2017

As Always, Stay Agile.

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5Agile Attractors are distinctly 3Back Adages which shape our thoughts and actions, and align with what we may be experiencing in our 3Back environment


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