How to Build Agile Self-organized Teams? [#AgileSelfOrganization #SelfOrganizedTeams #SelfOrganizingTeams]

How to Build Agile Self-organized Teams? [#AgileSelfOrganization #SelfOrganizedTeams #SelfOrganizingTeams]

1. Introduce a culture of empathy, understanding, and honesty.
2. People may criticize feedback but it brings many advantages.
3. Talk about goals – company goals, team goals, and sprint goals

Self-organization never ends and will never be complete. Self-organization is a process.

Self-organization is not a specific point in a timeline. We need to pursue it relentlessly – even if we never reach the ‘ideal’ state.

The Agile teams will continuously evolve as they try figuring out how to self-organize. Retrospectives are one of the best tools for boosting the learning curve.

Once new Agile team is set up, it needs to start evolving and aligning immediately.

1. Introduce a culture of empathy, understanding, and honesty
Do not punish anyone for making mistakes.

2. People may criticize feedback but it brings many advantages
Pay attention to delivering feedback regularly.
Do not wait for formal meetings like performance appraisal.
Set one-on-one meetings with your team members and make them mission-oriented.
Teach your team how to give and receive feedback.
They need to feel empowered to let you know that you have made a mistake.

3. Talk about goals – company goals, team goals, and sprint goals
Make sure to remind your team about the goals during Scrum ceremonies.
In many teams, OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) work great. Using OKRs is not easy, but when you do it correctly, you can efficiently decompose organizational goals into team and individual goals.

Organizational culture is crucial for creating the environment allowing for self-organization to emerge and develop.

Adapted from:
Self-organising teams – reality, myth, or utopia?
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