Do you know what secret powers each of your team members possess? Do they know your superhuman capabilities? How do they help the team reach their shared goals? How might the detract? Use this retrospective technique to find out!
I’ve been thinking a great deal lately about team safety and the curse of organizational silence. That situation where people in all kinds of jobs, all kinds of organizations, all kinds of situations, reach a point where they want to say, “Enough.” They have the same uncomfortable realization: “I should do something about this.” Yet many remain silent. They don’t bring ideas forward.
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.
Listen in to this Agile Uprising podcast on Dynamic Reteaming with guest Heidi Helfand, Director where we challenge the notion that we need to keep our software develop teams “the same” in order to be successful.
Teams often experience a breakdown in communication. Sometimes it will be around requirements, or expectations, or priorities. Other elements that contribute to difficulties in collaboration and delivery of value include component silos, and specialization. All of the above can be particularly pronounced with virtual teams.