16. May, 2020

The Pygmalion Effect ...

Picture by https://booksonthewall.com/blog/samuel-beckett-quote-fail-better/ 

"The Pygmalion effect (also called self-fulfilling prophecy or Rosenthal effect in educational settings) refers to a possible influence that people's expectations can have on other people's performance.",  https://healthywaymag.com/psychology/pygmalion-effect 

During some free hours on the weekend I am taking care of my Objectives of the Shiftup Qualification program  https://shiftup.work/qualification/, as well as the Top Player Exclusives and Weekly Weekend Challenge for participants.

One of the topics was about Agile mindset, where the Pygmalion Effect was mentioned, another one did cover What is the Difference Between Teamwork and Teaming?   https://likeateam.com/what-is-the-difference-between-teamwork-and-teaming/, check the TED  talk for more details.

This morning we did buy a new used car, as the family car is 17 years old now and we expected that it would not pass the bi-yearly government technical check anymore. Or only with a lot of financial investment. So we better invested in a much younger car with a hybrid engine, to have a positive effect on our ecological footprint, plus to get some more comfort and better technology. The kids joined us for the test drive, as they wanted to check the situation on the back seats first. And they had a lot of emotional arguments, why we should sell the family car for a much higher price, but this did not work out with the car seller, he was only interested in facts and figures 😉.

"Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world." -- Samuel Beckett, Irish - Playwright April 13, 1906 - December 22, 1989,  https://www.biography.com/writer/samuel-beckett