Motivating Individuals and Trusting Your Agile Team
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This week, in Episode 7 of Troubleshooting Agile, we discuss Agile Principle Number 5: "Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done." Talking points this week include: -Why perceptions of this principle differ immensely depending on whether your adopt Theory X or Theory Y. -Directed Opportunism - and who used it better, General Clausewitz in 1870 or Darth Sidious a long, long time ago. -How trusting your team and recognising the ingenuity inherent within all employees creates psychological safety that motivates your staff and advances your business. -Different ways to deal with an unyielding Theory X-er. -How to recognise when it's come down to a case of "change your organisation or change your organisation." And finally, can you can think of a good Theory Y boss/environment depicted in TV or Film? (think corporate Mr Miyagi) Let us know down below, or Tweet us @TShootingAgile and we'll give your ideas a shout out in an upcoming episode. *** LINKS: -The 12 Agile Principles: -Stephen Bungay's 'The Art of Action': -The LEAP Institute: -Niels Pfläging's blog, 'Why we cannot learn a damn thing from Semco, or Toyota': *** We'd love to hear any thoughts, ideas or feedback you have regarding the episode. You can email us, here: Tweet us, here: Or find our website, here: Also, here is a link to our iTunes:…d1327456890?mt=2 If you have a moment, please like, share and subscribe. We really appreciate it.
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