Join hosts Chris Murman, and Andy Cleff as they discuss the 5th Agile Principle: “Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.”
Sometimes American corporate culture surprises me. It goes so over the top into dysfunction, that I want to believe the HR folks are pulling a prank. But alas. The following guidelines, from a US-based, Fortune 50, Telecommunications “Giant” (reprinted verbatim) were not released April 1. You may also like Understanding …
Imagine a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are happier and healthier because they have more control over their work — a place where everyone is a leader…. All of this is possible, but not with the current leadership paradigm.Our world’s bright future will be built by people who have discovered that leadership is the art of enabling. The steps getting there are evolutionary. The result will be revolutionary.
Self selection, the fastest and most efficient way to form stable teams, is based on a belief that people are at their happiest and most productive if they can choose what they work on and who they work with.
It’s important to know where you are operating, so you know how you should prepare, how you should behave and what approach you should take regarding measurement and feedback loops. Otherwise you may end up making decisions based on biased or simply inaccurate information.