Responsible tech as a facilitator

3 Mar 2023 | Agile Culture

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Have you ever been in a meeting or workshop where someone suggested a technology solution that sounded great on paper, but later turned out to have unintended consequences or negative impacts? As someone who cares about building products that are better for society, I know how frustrating it can be to see good intentions go awry. That’s why I paired with my colleague Alexander Steinhart to write an article on responsible tech as a facilitator.

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In the article, we outline seven principles for bringing responsible tech to the forefront of your meetings and workshops. As a facilitator, you have the power to guide conversations and ensure that everyone’s perspectives are heard. By actively managing risks, uncovering unintended consequences, and understanding different perspectives, you can help build products that align with responsible societal and environmental interests.

Whether you’re a product manager, designer, or simply someone who cares about the impact of technology on society, this article has something for you. I believe that responsible tech is not only possible, but necessary, and as a community, we can work towards building better products for everyone.

So, if you’re interested in learning more about responsible tech and how to facilitate productive conversations around it, check out our article. Together, we can make a positive impact in the world through technology.


Build products that are better for society: 7 principles to bring in responsible tech as a facilitator, read the full article on


Paulo Caroli

Paulo Caroli is the author of the best-selling book “Lean Inception: How to Align People and Build the Right Product” (the first on a series of books about Lean Strategy and Delivery). He's also the creator of , a site and book about retrospectives, futurospectives and team building activities. Caroli writes on this blog frequently. Receive the next post in your email. Sign up here .

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