Monday 20th April, 2015
11:30am to 12:10pm
All the work in our organizations revolves around teams. Teams are a basic unit of structure and thus are ubiquitous. What does differentiate amazing teams from mediocre ones?
W. Edwards Deming famously said that "a bad system will defeat a good person every time." By that token the way our teams are organized and the constraints within which they exist are crucial factors behind quality of teams.
Let's challenge some of the commonly accepted patterns. High degree of autonomy doesn't turn into anarchy but rather help to keep intrinsic motivation high. Participatory leadership means that every team member is a leader yet it doesn't mean competition. Decisions making process has nothing to do with power structures. Culture is paramount and it goes ahead of technical skills. Collaboration is ultimately the factor the whole team optimizes their work for.
These are beautiful teams.
Not only are they beautiful but also highly effective, rapidly learning and sustainable.
Leader of Lunar Logic (http://lunarlogic.io). Persistent experimenter. Whiteboard junkie. Lean and Agile coach. Prolific blogger. bio from Twitter
Pawel Brodzinski is a leader, a team builder and a change agent, but most of all he is an always experimenting practitioner trying to make his teams work better (and learn in the process).
He has been a leader of the first Kanban implementation in software industry in Poland and he is the first Pole to become a Kanban Coaching Professional.
Pawel is well-recognized public speaker and blogger sharing his thoughts about software project management at http://brodzinski.com
Pawel leads Lunar Logic, a web software shop in Krakow, Poland, where he field tests his ideas on improving management methods.
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