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Overcoming Self-Organization Blocks

4 October 2011 One Comment

This video discusses the groups dynamics that hinder self-organization in an Agile team, seen from a behavioral perspective and presents techniques to loosen the blocking dynamics.

The concept of self-organization is strictly related to empowering the technical teams, which in turn may alter both the “vertical” dynamics (managers/teams) and the “horizontal” dynamics (teammate/teammate). Resistance to these changes may therefore arise both in managers and in team members alike. The actual source of this resistance may be rooted in the mental habits of the people involved and may come from a latent blaming culture, from confusing guidance with command, from the fear of taking responsibility (becoming visible) or losing status (becoming invisible) and finally from a misalignment of the team with the organization’s business goals.

Video Producer: Agile Central Europe Conference

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