Reflection On Teamwork

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Teamwork: Focus on Your People Here’s the scene: you and your team (however you relate to them) are stuck at a pivotal point with a decision to make. To some, the next choice feels both important and obvious. To everyone else in the room whom may feel differently, it can feel like they’re standing on an island, surrounded by a stand-off. And to complicate it further, you’re somewhere in between. That’s the story so far. So what happens now? Whatever the actual conflict of opinion is, how you and your team respond next relies heavily on the bond and trust you’ve built between each of you. And most importantly, how you and your team approach this particular crux will be heavily influenced by your collective ability to feel open, vulnerable, and…show more content…
The organization further trusted someone to assemble at least one team that could handle developing the product the mission-at-hand and the market called for, and that person (or those persons) hired accordingly. Now all your organization needed was to facilitate their collaboration. The skills to execute were and have been there, and you trust the people you’ve hired to get the job done. The rest was in how they worked together, how they related to one another. But you knew this. You read the 12 principles of the Agile Manifesto. Especially this one: “Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.” And you truly get the concept behind “The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.” You knew conflict happens. You also knew “face-to-face” conflict came with those “face-to-face” interactions. That was part of the deal, and your Agile Coach has been facilitating healthy conflict resolution and retrospection since day 1. You knew all of this because you understood the drivers behind every great team’s performance was in how the organization supported their ability to work together in
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