Scrum Agile Project Management

Overcoming Self-organization Blocks

We know that self-organization is a critical aspect of every successful Agile and Scrum team and we also know that it takes trust, respect, openness and responsibility; so why many teams have a hard time to achieve it?

Self-organization changes the dynamics between the manager and the team and between the teammates themselves. Resistance may arise and the source is frequently rooted in mental habits, such as a latent blaming culture, confusing guidance and command, fear of taking responsibility or losing status, unconscious agendas. Through real stories from the field and some explanations, we’ll see some common sources of resistance to self-organization as well as ways to loosen the blocking dynamics.

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